CURRENT HOURS: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–4p.m.

Historic Baseball

Historic Baseball playerWatch the origins of “America’s Greatest Pastime” by catching a Walnut Hill Bluestockings 1870s-rules baseball game. The team, made up of LHF volunteers, follow Gentleman’s rules, which include: no mitts allowed; the batter, or “striker”, gets to call the pitch; and no cussin’ or spittin’. This season we have removed the bleachers. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch the game and spread out from other visitors. Arrive early to tour the rest of the museum before the game in the afternoon.

Historic Baseball games are included in regular admission to Living History Farms.

2021 Schedule

All games are played at 3:00pm.

Saturday, June 19
Saturday, July 3
Saturday, September 18

Interested in playing our team? We are always looking for volunteer teams to play the Walnut Hill Bluestockings. For more information, contact us at

Atlantic Coca Cola Bottling Company

Presenting Sponsor: Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Endorsing Sponsor: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs/National Endowment for the Humanities

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