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Historic Forestville, Preston

Now opened on Saturdays in May, September & October. Core season -Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day - Thursdays Fridays, Satuday & Sundays

Educational & Group Tours by reservation only April - October

Historic Forestville is a 1st person living history museum operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. Travel back in time to the year 1899 and chat with costumed guides portraying actual residents. Browse authentic merchandise in the Meighen General Store or feel the warmth and enjoy the aroma of a 19th –century working kitchen.
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  • Imagine a time when the post office was a focal point of town, when you had one store to purchase items with limited selection. Well, at Forestville you come as close as possible to experiencing what ...  more »
  • We found out about this place when we checked in to the Forestville Mystery Cave State Park. Is only open Thursday through Sunday. We took the last tour, at 4p. A kind gentleman did our tour. He answe...  more »
  • I discovered this little town quite by accident. I was taking my family to mystery cave where I had spent many happy weekends as a child and turned in to check out the bridge. What a shock to learn that this little village has been hiding around the corner all this time! We enjoyed touring the buildings and experiencing an afternoon of life in the late Victorian era. I highly recommend it to anyone passing this way.
  • Historic, need to be on a tour to see inside most of the buildings, but very inexpensive and great for kids. I love the chickens!

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