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 12/08/2013
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
Winter is soon coming upon us. Our next event is Christmas in the
Village. The buildings will be lit up. Santa will available. There will
be cooking and sewing demonstrations. We will have carolers and
horse drawn trolleys. Also a wonderful "photo - op" located at the
Harris House. (Click here for more info.)
We have a new item in the Drugstore this year. PIES - pumpkin,
apple and cherry, that are served with either ice cream or cool whip
Woo Hoo - We have been extended!!!
The Kwik Trip Milk Moola fundraiser has been extended to
December 2014! So we are going to keep collecting milk caps, milk
bag tops, KT orange juice caps, and glazer donut price ovals, etc. It
looks like they are accepting new products, including the price
ovals from the dozen as well as half-dozen glazer donuts. It would
be great if we could keep collecting and get a bunch more. There
will be a box in the entry way of Ahlberg Hall like last time.
Thanks so much!! (click here for product info)
Hear Ye, Hear Ye. Read all about it -
The Dakota County Agricultural Society, Inc. in collaboration with
Dakota City Heritage Villlage is pleased to announce the award of a
grant by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, from the Clean
Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, through a partnership with
the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. (more)
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Heritage Village thru your
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for you. No one else is
walking in your shoes.