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1876 Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen

1876 Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen are available November – March

guests seated in the tangen dining room for dinnerStroll along a lamp-lit boardwalk to the cozy 1876 Tangen House. Sip spiced punch next to the parlor fireplace while a host shares stories of Victorian life.

Savor a multiple course meal in the refined dining room as historical interpreters serve dinner family style. After dinner, gather with fellow guests for lighthearted parlor games, such as a Victorian guessing game or “Hunt the Thimble.”



Tickets open August 1, 2019 at 10am for members and August 8, 2019 at 10am for the general public.

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More Than a Meal

guests drink punch in the parlorHistoric Dinner programs are much more than a meal. You’ll be transported back in time to experience an intimate dinner gathered in a beautiful Victorian dining room and learn about life in the past from your cook and dinner hosts. In order to plan for this special experience, Living History Farms relies on advanced tickets for each program. Since this experience is so different from a simple restaurant reservation, we are unable to provide a full refund for last minute cancellations. Please review our program policies before you purchase tickets to read about our cancellation policy, payment, program details, and more.

1876 Dahl Historic Dinner at Tangen Program Policies


Tickets to Dahl Historic Dinner at Tangen programs are $60 per person or $50 per person for members, regardless of age.*

*During premium dates, November 15-December 29, 2019, tickets for 1876 Tangen dinner programs are $65 per person or $60 per person for members, regardless of age.

Allergy Concerns

Our meals are prepared in the style of the historic period and served family style. We generally cannot alter recipes without impacting other guests at the table. Most of our recipes contain butter, margarine, eggs, chicken or beef stock, flour, and other gluten containing ingredients. If you have questions about a food allergy, please contact us at least two weeks prior to your program at (515)278-5286 ext. 158 or send an email to

Full Table

If you wish to reserve a full table of 11-12 people, please purchase all 10 tickets available for that dinner date and then give us a call at (515)278-5286 ext. 158 or send an email to for instructions on purchasing additional tickets.



guests seated at tangen dining tableTake a look at the traditional bill of fare options offered this season.

1876 Dahl Historic Dinners at Tangen Menu


Give a Gift

Want to give the Historic Dinner experience as a gift? Living History Farms’ gift certificates are available!

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