CURRENT HOURS: Closed for touring, Open by reservation for Programs and Events

Historic Dinners & Teas

Each year, Living History Farms invites guests to dinner at one of the museum’s many historic homes. Much more than a meal, you’ll step back in time to get a glimpse of life in the past and a taste of history at a Historic Dinner program!


Select the program you are interested in to purchase tickets and find more info:


guests seated in the 1900 farmhouse dining room smile

1900 Farm Dinners

The 1900 Farm staff welcomes guests with a horse-drawn wagon ride to the farm house, where they cozy up to the wood-burning stove and enjoy a hearty meal.

Info for 1900 Farm Dinners


guests perform a toast at a historic dinner1876 Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen

The Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen in the 1876 town of Walnut Hill are special occasion meals shared in the Victorian dining room, followed by fun and frivolous games in the parlor afterwards.

Info for 1876 Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen


Flynn mansion fall eveningFlynn Harvest Home Dinners

Enjoy a harvest dinner with the best of fall flavors on a Sunday afternoon at the Flynn Mansion. Learn a bit about the Flynn family farm and what harvest might have looked like for a farm family in the 19th century.

Info for Flynn Harvest Home Dinners


family at halloween eventFamily Halloween Eats and Treats Dinners

Kids and parents will enjoy a merry family meal together, before heading out for Halloween fun in the town of Walnut Hill.

Info for Family Halloween Eats and Treats Dinners


Other programs: Please check back in 2021 for Triskaideka Dinner programs and Flynn Victorian Teas.

Living History Farms Historic Dinners were featured on IPTV’s Iowa Ingredient: