1900 Farm Dinners

1900 Farm Dinners are available October-March

horse drawn wagon ride at 1900 farmA horse-drawn wagon carries you to the farmhouse, where the smell of freshly baked rolls and hot cider welcomes you. Enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal by the warmth of the stove served family style by our historical interpreters.

Make room for dessert with a lantern-lit trip outside to our historic barn, built in 1889. Or stay inside and read the 1895 Montgomery Ward catalog and play a game of checkers. After dessert, bundle up for the wagon ride back to your car.



Reservations open August 1, 2018 at 10am for members and August 8, 2018 at 10am for the general public.



guests enjoy dinner at the 1900 farm

More Information

Dinner Information: Please review our program policies before making a reservation, including the cancellation policy, payment info, program details, and more.

1900 Farm Historic Dinner – Program Policies

Pricing: 1900 Farm dinners are $60 per person or $55 per person for members, regardless of age.*
*During premium dates, November 15-December 31, 2017, 1900 Farm dinners are $70 per person or $65 per person for members, regardless of age.

Dietary/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 chicken or beef stock, flour, and other gluten containing ingredients. If you are concerned about a gluten allergy, vegetarian options or other dietary/allergy concerns, please call us at (515)278-5286 ext. 158 or send an email to

Full table: If you wish to reserve an entire table of 12 for a dinner, please give us a call at (515)278-5286 ext. 158 or send an email to


Menuguests laugh in the 1900 farmhouse parlor

The first party to make a reservation for a dinner picks the menu for the entire table. Take a look at the traditional bill of fare options offered this season.

1900 Farm 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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