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
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
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 05/15/2013
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
Come and join us to have fun and support history
at the 4th annual WWII Living History Weekend.
Our second annual Heritage Garden will be
growing again. Last year was such a great success.
Here is a story in the Star Tribune paper...more
Step back 100 years and relax at an opulent
luncheon as costumed table hostesses preside
over tea. Delight in refined Victorian
entertainment as your hostess, Lady Jane, leads
the day's music and vignettes. This year's theme
is "Women who made a difference".
Dakota City Villagers will be taking a trip to the big
city to ride the electric streetcar at Lake Harriet on
July 20. Come visit and ride with us. Check back
later for more information.
Help support Dakota City
Heritage Village thru your
|No matter how long the
winter, spring is sure to