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|Jan. 1 - Mar. 31*||Apr. 1 - Oct. 31**||Nov. 1 - Dec. 31**|
|Monday-Friday||10 AM-4 PM||10 AM-5 PM||10 AM-4 PM|
|Saturday||Closed||10 AM-5 PM||10 AM-4 PM|
|Sunday||Closed||Noon-5 PM||11 AM-4 PM|
Step back in time see what life was like for people who lived in the Minnesota River Valley 150 years ago. It's history happening right before your eyes. Costumed interpreters and authentic buildings help recreate late 19th-century life in Minnesota, a time when settlers were establishing farmsteads and villages on the frontier. The park is open for tours, educational events, group events and weddings. On weekends in December, revisit the settlers' holiday traditions with Folkways of the Holidays. Kids also love playing house in 1880s style at the Martinson House.