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Bruentrup Heritage Farm, 2170 County Road D East, Maplewood MN 55109
Admission: $0.00
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. Closed
Sun. Closed
Exhibits are open monthly on select Sundays during the summer months or by calling 651-748-8645 for an appointment.

Bruentrup Heritage Farm is an historical farm two blocks east of Maplewood Mall on County Road D. It is run by Maplewood Historical Society and is open for special events and private tours. The original homestead was established in 1891 by William Bruentrup and his wife, Ida.  At one point the farm was 175 acres and incorporated the land that is now Maplewood Mall and surrounding area.

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In 1997, the farm property was bought by developers and, in 1999, the city moved the house and remaining farm buildings to city-owned land. The house, barn, granary, machine shed and metal foundry building were all moved. The space also houses a hundred years of farming artifacts and interactive displays. The adjacent land is prairie preserve owned by Maplewood.

The buildings and exhibits are only open for special events and select Sunday and Mondays in the summer, but the public is permitted to walk on the grounds and the trail of the nature preserve. Past events and annual activities have included an apple festival, Halloween event, holiday open house and farm-to-table summer camps.

Big Red Barn Farmers Market

Farmers Markets begin mid May and run through mid-October on Sundays from 9am-1pm. Check the events calendar to time your visit with an Exhibits open house day. Find More Family-Friendly Twin Cities Farmers Markets.

Big Red Barn at Bruentrup Historical Farm in Maplewood Minnesota

Summer Camps at Bruentrup Farms

The Maplewood Historical Society traditionally offers a Farm-to-Table summer camps, where kids can learn about historic and contemporary agriculture, play old-time games and do arts & craft projects.

Learn where food comes from! Explore the science behind butter, ice cream, cheese, and bread by making your own FROM SCRATCH and eating the results. Campers will also learn about ‘old timey’ farm life, make arts & crafts, and play some old favorites like Townball. MAHS proudly presents another summer of one-of-a-kind hands-on and experiential day-camps for youth ages 6-16 at the beautiful 1891 Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood, Minnesota. Nestled among 25 acres of restored rolling prairie, the Bruentrup Heritage Farm offers a unique setting for youth to explore our world alongside professional historians, artists, and culinary experts.

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