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4008 220th Street West, Farmington, MN 55024, United States
Admission varies by event
Open to the public for special events only.

Located on the Dakota County Fairgrounds, Dakota City Heritage Village is a living history museum and five-acre village that includes 22 buildings dating to the early 1900s. Visitors have the opportunity to experience Minnesota’s rural past with costumed interpreters and demonstrations.

Dakota City Heritage Village Museum

Ahlberg Heritage Center, the onsite museum, offers an opportunity for families to explore deeper. It contains over 10,000 artifacts from the time period. Find More Twin Cities Historic Sites Here.

Girls posing with costumed re-enactor at Dakota City Heritage Village Library

Public Events at Dakota City

While the village is not regularly open to the public, it hosts events throughout the year  that help visitors learn about rural life in the previous century. During these events, visitors can learn how residents lived and obtained the necessary food, clothing and shelter; how they interacted socially. Find upcoming events here.

Girls enjoying snacks outside the General Store at Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington MN

Birthday Parties

For your child who loves historical fiction, the village offers an old-fashioned birthday party package. Kids can choose to play dress up in 1900s era clothing; learn and play old-fashioned games and hands-on activities; tour some of the buildings and to learn more about life in 1900. You can also bring your own birthday cake to eat in the old-fashioned drugstore with ice cream supplied by Dakota City.

For more birthday party ideas like this: Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: Discovery

Girls watching a carpentry demonstration at Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington, Minnesota

Dakota City Youth Summer Camps

Dakota City offers a Master Apprentice Teen Camp and a Junior Apprentice Camp each summer. Find up-to-date information in our annual summer camp guide.

Girls and costumed guide in kitchen of Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington Minnesota

Barber Shop at Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington MN

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