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Historic Forestville, Preston

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#39 of 42 in Historic Sites in Minnesota
Historic Site Landmark
Now opened on Saturday's 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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  • The park has lovely hiking trails and a beautiful stream plus a cave to visit. Forestville itself has very little of the original town left. There are a few buildings so not that much to see as far as...  more »
  • Could not spend as much time there as we would have liked to. Very authentic with much to learn and see. A great way to go back in time.  more »
  • Went to Historic Forestville Village as a time filler thinking an hour would be enough. What a surprise! Nice trip back in time and wonderful folks playing the parts of the locals from 1899. Very inte...  more »

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