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

Hours and Admission

2024 General Season Hours

April 30-Oct 30 • Tues-Sat • 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • Please arrive before 2 p.m. if you wish to tour the farm and town sites. If you arrive after 2 p.m., your tour will be limited to the town sites.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Special event days

  • Tickets will be sold by entry time for Applefest (September 14).
  • On all other dates, your admission ticket is good all day.

Prepare for your visit

Off season

From November through April, we offer Historic Dinners and Teas, Historic Skills Classes, Day Camps, Barnyard Readers, and holiday special events. We are also available year-round for facility rentals.

Admission Prices

(Seniors 65+)
(1 & under)

Admission Discounts

Group Pricing

Living History Farms offers discounted rates for groups of 12 or more. Book your visit by filling out our group reservation form or by calling (515)278-5286 x123. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Military Discount

We offer $1 off admission for all active and retired members of the United States military and their immediate family, throughout our general season. Must show military ID. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

AAA Discount

$1 off admission for AAA members. Must show current AAA card. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

1900 Farm


Living History Farms is located in Urbandale, IA, and is easily accessible from Interstate 35/80 (Exit 125, Hickman).

We are on DART Express Route 92.

Living History Farms

11121 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50322

Contact Us


Admissions/museum shop: Tu-Sa, 9am-4pm during regular season
Office hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm year-round


Free Parking

Living History Farms offers plenty of parking outside of the Visitor Center, and it is always free!

Food Options

You may bring your own food and beverage. Picnic seating is available near the Visitor Center and and throughout the town site. You may also leave for a meal and come back later in the day. We offer limited snack options in our MarketPlace Museum Store.


Take home a piece of history by shopping at the Living History Farms MarketPlace Museum Store! Members receive a 10% discount when you show your card.

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