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4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Admission: $0.00
Open Gate Hours: FREE. Some Programs have a fee.
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue. 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed. 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu. 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri. Closed
Sat. 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun. Closed
Open Gate Hours September 3-October 30, 2023

Historic Eidem Farm is a working Victorian-era homestead on ten acres in Brooklyn Park. The farm, property and home have all been restored to the period 1890-1910. Families can visit the farmhouse, as well as the barnyard and its animals for educational and hands-on experiences of life on the farm between 1905-1920. Volunteers keep the farm running, baking in the kitchen, working in the garden and on the laundry and caring for the farm. Dress for outdoors as many of the activities are outside around the farm.

Eidem Farm offers special seasonal activities throughout the year and open gate hours usually run from mid-June to late August or early September.

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Girl playing with vintage toys at Eidem Homestead in Brooklyn Park, MN
Kids can see toys that from the early 1900s when visiting the farmhouse.

Visiting Eidem Farm with Kids

One thing we particularly enjoy about Eidem historical farm over some of the other historical homesteads in the area, is their motto: At Eidem Homestead, “don’t touch” becomes, “look, listen, taste, smell and touch.” Special events, such as Stories from the Porch and Concerts at the arm are geared toward families and children.

At Eidem Homestead, “don’t touch” becomes, “look, listen, taste, smell and touch.”

When we visited, I sat down and played the piano; we climbed up into the children’s bedrooms and played with toys; and we helped with various ‘chores’ around the farm.

There are picnic tables in the yard for visitors who want to bring a lunch. Since Eidem Farm is in Brooklyn Park, grocery stores are easy to find on the way. Family-friendly features include a small nature playground and secret garden hidden behind the house, kids riding tractors, farm animals that kids can sometimes help feed and historic buildings to explore. Pack a picnic and spend an afternoon in this quaint farmstead.

Eidem Family Programs & Upcoming Events

Throughout the summer, the farm historically offers family-friendly programs, like:

  • Daily Life on the Farm
  • Concerts & Movies at the Farm
  • Stories from the Porch
  • Brooklyn Park History Day

Volunteer showing two girls how to pump water at Eidem Homestead in Brooklyn Park, MN
Historic Eidem Farm is a living history farm, where kids can learn firsthand about farm life

The farm also offers special seasonal programs in fall, winter and spring.

Updates to Eidem Farm

During the fall of 2023, Brooklyn Park will be performing construction work and improvements that will make the farm more accessible and facilitate more educational experience for farm visitors. Family-friendly improvements will include:

  • A new kiosk at the  entrance;
  • Accessible pathways (Installed: September 11-15, 2023)
  • Interpretive signage; and a
  • Small picnic area.

The farm will remain open during the updates.

Farm Babies in Brooklyn Park

Working farms, produce annual farm babies. Get up close to the animals with Eidem Farm’s Spring on the Farm program. Find annual details and more Minnesota Farm Babies here.

Two girls feeding sheep at Eidem Homestead in Brooklyn Park, MN
Learn about farm life with hands-on outdoor activities.

Eidem Farm Historical Information.

Brooklyn Park has a short article, History of Eidem Farm, 1905-1920. Read it here. They do not have detailed information regarding who built the house and exactly when it was built, but some of it dates to the late 1870s.  Read more here.

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