Ramsey County Historical Society offers unique, hands-on programs at the eight acre Gibbs Farm historic site. 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.
Gibbs Farm will be open to the public on Saturdays beginning Saturday, May 28th.
Hours are 10am-4pm. Admission prices: Adults $8; Seniors; $7, Kids $5
A combination tour of the Gibbs Farmhouse, one-room schoolhouse, Dakota Bark Lodge and Tipi will be offered every hour on the hour (10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm). All public tours and hours will be walk-in only (pre-registration not required). Special events (noted on our calendar) will require pre-registration. Tours will have a capacity limit of 10 guests. Please sign up for your tour as soon as you arrive on site.
Tours are optional with admission and you are welcome to just enjoy a stroll around our 8-acre site (we have a beautiful restored prairie landscape and farm animals!). We encourage you to bring a picnic lunch or snacks to enjoy at our picnic tables.
Our parking lot is located off of Cleveland Avenue. You do not have to pay to park at Gibbs Farm when visiting during public hours. Pay admission and enter the site through the white Admissions Building next to the parking lot.
Please note that our trails are primarily gravel and woodchips. The second floor of the Gibbs Farmhouse is not accessible by wheelchair. Please inquire with Gibbs Farm staff if you would like to see a virtual rendering of the second floor of the farmhouse.
Face masks are encouraged while indoors. Debit and credit card purchases preferred over cash. Please call us for more information (651-646-8629)!