Ramsey County Historical Society offers unique, hands-on programs at Gibbs Farm.

Gibbs Farm COVID-19 Response Update September 1, 2020

We will not be having on-site field trips or in-person school outreaches this fall. Please see our field trip page regarding virtual field trip options: Field Trip Information

We are excited to announce that Gibbs Farm will be open by appointment only on Fridays and Saturdays starting July 10th.

There are limited spots available. Currently you can register for dates in September.

Register online using the links below or call the office at 651-646-8629. Office hours are M-F 9-4.

Fridays- Explore the outdoors! Book a 1 hour and 45 minute slot with your small group! Buildings will be closed. Check out our gardens, visit the animals, bring a picnic and  your outdoor games!

$25 per group, $10 Member Group Price

Registration and information for Fridays

Saturdays-book a time to take a tour! The 2 hour time slot will begin with an hour-long guided tour of the historic Gibbs Farmhouse, One-Room Schoolhouse, Dakota Replica Summer Bark Lodge, and Tipi. Those registered will have access to the site for 1 hour after their tour.

$30 per group, $10 Member Group Price

Registration and information for Saturdays

All July and August programs and public hours will be modified to limit the amount of people on site and allow for social distancing.

While we expect to run Fall field trips as scheduled, with additional safety precautions, we are also creating expanded virtual options to meet the needs of schools and educators.

As always we strive to create a safe, welcoming and fun educational experience for students and educators. Gibbs Farm and Ramsey County Historical Society are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. We will follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education.

Office hours are Monday-Friday 9-4, staff are available to answer any questions. Call us at 651-646-8629 or  Contact us here.

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Gibbs Farm Field Trips & Outreach – Summer and Fall 2020 Field Trips Cancelled

Field trip and outreach options include pioneer or Dakota Indian lifeways. Gibbs Farm is a historic site interpreting pioneer and Dakota life in the mid-1800s. Schoolchildren will learn from costumed interpreters about Jane and Heman Gibbs and their children, their relationship with the Dakota of Cloud Man’s village, and the history of the farm.

Field Trip Information

Outreach Information

2020 Day Camps – Cancelled

Please check back in early 2021 for next year’s camp options.

Visit Gibbs Farm

Gibbs Farm will be open on Saturdays starting July 11, 2020 by appointment only.

We are currently planning to offer families and others access to Gibbs Farm on Saturdays, beginning on July 11 by appointment only. Health and safety guidelines will be followed.

You may make an appointment to visit Gibbs Farm by calling the office Monday-Friday 9-4, at 651-646-8629 or  Contact us here.

Costumed interpreters provide a glimpse into nineteenth century pioneer and Dakota daily life. Our local history comes alive through stories, crafts, gardening, animal husbandry, and more.

You will see and experience original and replica buildings, including a log-and-sod home, the original Gibbs farmhouse and barn, tipi, Dakota summer bark lodge, and one-room schoolhouse.

Any questions? Contact us here.

Gibbs Farm Volunteer Opportunities

Gibbs Farm has a variety of opportunities for volunteers.
For more information, see the Job & Volunteer Opportunities page.


Drawing of the Gibbs Soddy by Lillie Belle Gibbs. RCHS Collection photo.