CURRENT HOURS: Closed for touring, Open by reservation for Programs and Events

Flynn Mansion Dinners

host at a flynn mansion dinnerTake 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!

Historic Dinners programs will resume in September 2020. Please check back often for the latest information.


More Than a Meal

dining table set for a flynn mansion dinnerHistoric 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.


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