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

Gibbs Farm COVID-19 Response Update May 19th 2020

Gibbs Farm will be closed to the public and all scheduled programs including camps and field trips will be cancelled until June 30th, 2020.
Our first public Saturday hours will be on July 11th, 2020 by appointment only.

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All July and August programs including camps, summer fieldtrips, 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.

A comprehensive list of site procedures will be available online before we reopen on June 30th.

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

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

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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 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.

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