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
social connection.

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
organization events.
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Dakota City Brochure 2013
Web view version
(pdf format)

Dakota City Brochure 2013
Printable version
(pdf format)
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
Party Line Newsletter

Spring 2013
(PDF format)

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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
Website maintained by  webmaster@dakotacity.org
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Our Sponsors
Dakota City's 2014
Friends of Village Campaign!
Dakota City is one of 18 non-profits chosen to
participate in the 2014 Twin Cities Overnight Website
Challenge April 12-13! Watch for our new website!
2014 WWII Event Sponsors
Thank You Sponsors of the 5th annual 2014 Armed Forces Day (WWII
weekend)! Without your assistance, this event would not have taken place.

Please patronize these great businesses and organizations.

American Legion,  Apple Valley
American Legion, Dan Patch Auxiliary Unit 643 Savage, MN
Boy Scouts (Troops 269 Lakeville))
Commemorative Air Force (MN Wing)
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Cub Foods (Lakeville North)
Cub Foods (Lakeville South)
Cub Foods (Rosemount)
Dakota City Machinery Men
Dakota County
Dakota County Agricultural Society
Day Distributing Co.
Fagen Fighters Restoration (Granite Falls, MN)
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum (Granite Falls, MN)
Fagen Inc (Granite Falls, MN)
F & W Media, Inc.
Farmington Fire Department
Gary’s Restoration
Historic Ft. Snelling (MNHS)
Lakeville Are Historical Society
Man the Line (Pierre, South Dakota)
Marine Corps League (Two-Eagles Detachment, Savage, MN)
Minnesota Fire Engine Association
North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting
Rainbow Foods (Apple Valley)
Red Bull Military Vehicle Association
Rob Rygula, Inc.
Rosemount Area Historical Society
Simon Construction (Minneapolis, MN)
St. Croix Pizza
Tee it up for the Troops, Inc.
The Barbers
Total Turf Maintenance, LLC
VFW, Farmington, MN Post 7662, Sypal-Lundgren Post
VFW, Hastings, MN  Post 1210, Lyle Russell Post
VFW, Northfield, MN Post 4393, Eugene H. Truax Post
WW2 Historical Re-enacting Society