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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.



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

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guests enjoy dinner at the 1900 farm

More Than a Meal

Historic Dinner programs are much more than a meal. You’ll be transported back in time to experience an intimate dinner gathered around the wood stove 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 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. 

1900 Farm Historic Dinner Program Policies


Tickets for 1900 Farm dinner programs are $65 per person or $55 per person for members, regardless of age.*
*During premium dates, November 15-December 29, 2019, tickets for 1900 Farm dinner programs are $70 per person or $65 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 purchase tickets for a full table of 11-12 people, please purchase all 10 tickets available on that date and then give us a call at (515)278-5286 ext. 158 or send an email to for instructions on purchasing additional tickets.


Menuguests laugh in the 1900 farmhouse parlor

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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