Dakota City Heritage Village
Dakota City Heritage Village is a 1900-era village and museum dedicated to
connecting people to the rural past. We're located in Farmington, Minnesota,
just 30 minutes south of the Twin Cities, on the Dakota County Fairgrounds.
Our five-acre site includes 22 buildings where visitors experience living history firsthand
with costumed interpreters and demonstrations. Events throughout the year focus on rural
life 100 years ago including how residents met their needs for food, clothing, shelter, and
Ahlberg Heritage Center, our museum, houses more than 10,000 artifacts depicting social
and rural history, with an emphasis on agriculture. See our Calendar page for hours and
upcoming events. In addition, Dakota City is available for weddings, family, and
Public Tours Available - by appiontment
A walking tour through many of the buildings with a costumed guide is
available to the public. Tours are usually 2 hours long, cost $5 per person
and must be scheduled in advance by calling our office at 651-460-8050
Tours can be arranged for:
- Senior Citizen groups
- Scout groups
- Individual families
- Red Hat Ladies or any adult groups (trolley tour or tour with tea
Bring your own picnic lunch and eat on our grounds before or after your
|For information about our
upcoming events please
see our Calendar page.
To become a member click HERE for
printable membership form.
|Dakota City Heritage Village
4008 220th St. W. P.O. Box 73
Farmington, MN 55024
Last updated 03/06/2014
From the DCHV President....
As my husband and I were interested in old things and
collectibles we became interested in Dakota City Heritage
Village, which was just 3 miles from our home. We volunteered
to work in the Museum Café.
Ultimately I began to lead school tours, and be a tour guide on
the trolleys during the Christmas in the Village Event. I also write
original vignettes for the Victorian Tea each year. Nowadays, I
volunteer in the office.
I thoroughly endorse Dakota City Heritage Village where we help
preserve our heritage for our grandchildren and
Position available: Part-time Exhibit Coordinator
Purpose of Position: Oversee the interpretation of the Dakota City
Heritage Village collection through exhibits, displays in the Village,
tours and public programs (more)
A new year has begun. Boy did it start with a "COLD" bang on
January 6, 2014. Hopefully everyone manage to weather those
We have a wonderful year planned ahead.
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Heritage Village thru your