Dakota City – Where the Past is Present.

The Victorian Tea is Back! Spring 2023


Join us for our Victorian Tea!

This is one of Dakota City’s annual fundraisers and we are planning a very special tea luncheon and visit with Lady Jane.

This year’s event will reflect admiration for Queen Elizabeth and honor other women of distinction from Dakota County. Attendees may also celebrate and honor that special Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister or Friend that has impacted them, others or the community. Bring that special someone or a small photo in a frame to set on the table. Tables of eight to ten are available, as well as smaller groups. $50/ticket or Table Sponsor $500/10 tickets. Sponsor will be listed in program. All ages are welcome!

Please order your tickets promptly, due to limited seating. Ticket purchase deadline is April 25 or when event is sold out.

Please call our office at 651-460-8050 ext. 1, to reserve your tickets and arrange payment. We can accept credit card or payment by check.

Five Course Meal with Tea/Water
Vegetarian and Gluten free meals are available
Over 24 door prizes will be awarded.
Costumed Hostesses and Wait Staff
Beautiful table settings
Wear your favorite dress and hat
Seating begins at 11:30 am- luncheon begins promptly at 12 noon

Thank you for your support of Dakota City Heritage Village!

Dakota City Heritage Village is a 1900-era village and museum dedicated to connecting people to the rural past. 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. Ahlberg Heritage Center, our museum, houses more than 10,000 artifacts depicting social and rural history with an emphasis on agriculture. Events throughout the year focus on rural life 100+ years ago, including how residents met their needs for food, clothing, shelter, and social connection. School programs are scheduled throughout the spring and fall, and various group tours are offered. In addition, buildings at Dakota City are available to rent for weddings, family gatherings, and organization events.

Become a donor or sponsor today!

We are 100% community funded and graciously appreciate your help.


Volunteers are the bedrock of Dakota City. Get involved today!

Village Tour

Learn about our historical buildings with our new online tour.



Office hours:

Monday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Village tours are scheduled by appointment only.

The Village is open to the public during events. See Events page for details.


Dakota City Heritage Village is constantly working to improve accessibility while maintaining historical accuracy. We have improved building thresholds and eliminated unnecessary stoops and steps. We have also constructed or modified ramps to provide greater accessibility to visitors.
We strongly recommend that anyone with concerns about accessibility have one or more adults to assist them while touring.

Photographer Information

Photographers are welcome on the Dakota City grounds when there are no other events or tours scheduled. A photographer’s pass must be obtained from the Dakota County Agricultural Society for anyone (professionals or amateurs) to take pictures in the Village. Please call the Ag Society office at 651-463-6900 for more photographer pass information.


Dakota city is located 30 minutes south of the Twin Cities on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington, Minnesota.