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 Fridays and Saturdays, Summer 2021 beginning May 28th and May 29th!

Gibbs Farm will be open to the public for the 2021 season beginning Friday and Saturday, May 28 & 29. 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.

Because a large number of Gibbs Farm programs are directed at children under the age of 12, we will be maintaining the following policies regarding the wearing of face masks: facemasks will be required indoors and while on tours or participating in a staff-led program. Debit and credit card purchases preferred over cash. Please call us for more information (651-646-8629)!

Please note that Gibbs Farm is only open to the public seasonally. Fridays and Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend – August 29th and Saturdays, September 4th – October 30th. If you would like to book a field trip or are interested in a private tour, please email sammy@rchs.com

Read our Dakota Land Acknowledgement Statement – Gibbs Farm waives public hour admission fees for all Dakota and Indigenous people.

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

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