Each winter, Living History Farms invites guests to dinner at one of the museum’s many historic kitchens.
The 1900 Farm staff welcome guests with a horse-drawn wagon ride to the farm house, where they cozy up to the wood-burning stove in the dining room and pass heaping dishes of meat and potatoes around the table. The Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen in the 1875 town of Walnut Hill are special occasion meals shared family style in the dining room, followed by fun and frivolous Victorian games in the parlor afterwards.
At the Flynn Mansion Dinners, historical interpreters offer dinner guests the opportunity to experience the high style a la Russe dining of the late 19th century. One by one, serving staff will present nine courses of food, and offer tips for navigating the many forks and spoons laid out at each place setting.
For the Victorian Afternoon Tea service at Flynn Mansion, guests are seated in the dining room at tea tables for a three course service featuring soup, tea sandwiches, cakes and cookies, along with steaming cups of tea.