Flynn Mansion Dinners

host at a flynn mansion dinnerFlynn Mansion Dinners are available in March

Take a seat in the elegant Flynn dining room and allow yourself to be waited on by servants in proper 1870s period clothing. Our dinner host will share stories of Des Moines society and Victorian entertaining as guests enjoy several courses presented in period style. Taste some of the unique staples of the Victorian meal, while kitchen staff provides insights into 19th century menu choices.

After dinner, explore the house and enjoy an intimate look at this historic Italianate home built in 1870. This special edition historic dinner will be presented only a few times this year; make sure you are on the invited guest list!



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


More Information

dining table set for a flynn mansion dinnerDinner Information: Please review our program policies before making a reservation, including the cancellation policy, payment info, program details, and more.

Flynn Mansion Dinner – Program Policies

Pricing: Flynn Mansion Dinners are $80 per person or $70 per person for members, regardless of age. This program is not recommended for children under the age of 12.

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.This meal will include a course of shell fish and salmon. 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

Age recommendation: This program is not recommended for children under age 12, due to the prolonged time guests sit at the table. For a family Victorian experience, try a Flynn Victorian Tea.


Menuservant at flynn mansion dinner

Flynn Mansion Dinners are served in courses by our historic interpreters. Take a look at the bill of fare offered this season.

Flynn Mansion Dinner 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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