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

Gibbs Farm is closed to the public for the season. Field Trips begin on April 27th, 2020 and public weekend hours start on May 23rd, 2020. Day camp registration is open and we are currently accepting reservations for Winter Outreach Programs and all 2020 field trips.

Office hours are Monday-Friday 9-4. Call us at 651-646-8629 or  Contact us here.

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Gibbs Farm Field Trips & Outreach

Field trip and outreach options include pioneer or Dakota Indian lifeway. 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

Gibbs Farm has a great mix of exciting day camps for children ages 4-15

Day camp registration is open! Check out our summer camp offerings and register  now for early bird pricing.


Visit Gibbs Farm

Gibbs Farm will be open weekends starting May 23, 2020

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.

Our historical tours are led by knowledgeable costumed interpreters during all open weekend days. Pioneer Tours at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Dakota Tours are 11:30am and 1:30pm.

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.