CURRENT HOURS: TUES-SAT • 9am–4pm • Last tractor cart leaves at 2pm

1900 Farm Dinners

historic interpreter pulling rolls from oven

Imagine yourself in 1900, visiting your grandparents’ farmhouse for a hearty home-cooked meal. That’s the experience of a Historic Dinner at the 1900 Farm. Start your visit by cozying up to the wood-burning stove in the parlor and learning how this family would have lived and worked. Then we’ll call you into the homey kitchen for a delicious meal prepared using historic recipes. Before dessert, you can make a lantern-lit visit to the historic 1889 barn, or stay inside and keep warm while you play a game of checkers or try the pump organ.

Meals are served family-style, so everyone at the table eats from the same menu. Main course depends on date.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

PLEASE NOTE: You’ll meet your host at the Murray Conference Center. You will enter our grounds through Gate 4, accessed from Douglas on the west side of the interstate (not from our Visitor Center entrance). From there, guests will travel together to the farmhouse. Downloadable map.

If weather permits, we may offer a wagon ride to the farmhouse. Otherwise, plan to drive to the farmhouse, led by your host.

We recommend that you dress in layers. The farmhouse itself is quite cozy from two wood-burning stoves, but after dinner you’ll have the opportunity for a lantern-lit tour of the barn.

  • Various Wednesday-Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons.
  • Evening seatings meet at 6:15 end 9:30 p.m.; afternoon seatings meet at 1:15 end 4:30 p.m.
  • Table seats 12.
  • You may bring your own wine. Limit 1 standard-size bottle per 2 adult guests. No beer or liquor.
  • $90 per person ($81 for members).
  • Tickets for March/April 2024 will go on sale in January.


pump organ in 1900 house

Sample Chicken Dinner Menu

  • Roasted chicken
  • Mashed potatoes & gravy
  • Sage dressing
  • Green beans a la poulette
  • Seasonal vegetable side (November-December: squash; January-April: red cabbage)
  • Rolls, butter, pumpkin butter, jam
  • Chocolate cake
  • Fruit pie
  • Spiced apple cider

Sample Pork Dinner Menu

  • Roast pork loin
  • Escalloped potatoes
  • Fried apples and onions
  • Baked corn pudding
  • Seasonal vegetable side (November-December: Brussels sprouts; January-April: thresher green beans)
  • Rolls, butter, pumpkin butter, jam
  • Chocolate cake
  • Fruit pie
  • Spiced apple cider

Our facilities are not food allergen or gluten-free. Please be aware that our food may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, or shellfish. Our meals are prepared and served family-style and we are unable to accommodate all food allergy concerns.

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