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

Member Benefits

family at the 1900 farmYour membership supports Living History Farms’ mission to educate, entertain and connect people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences.


Membership Includes:

  • General admission for one year.
  • Free admission to special events including Independence Day, Historic Baseball Games, Grain Harvest, Applefest, Pioneer Wedding, Ioway Culture Day, Victorian Funeral, and more.
  • Free Member Morning events offered monthly May-October. Limited quantity; reserve early.
  • Monthly member updates in Friends of the Farms newsletter.
  • Option to add memberships to the Blank Park Zoo and Science Center of Iowa. Visit for details.


Member discounts at Living History Farms:


Members-Only Advance Registration:

  • Day Camp
  • Historic Dinners
  • Historic Skills Classes
  • Barnyard Readers Preschool Programs


Member discounts from our Community Partners:

  • Hotel Renovo – 10% off
  • Machine Shed Restaurant – 10% off
  • Spaghetti Works Des Moines – 20% off for up to 6 guests


Reciprocal Agreements:


Purchase or renew your membership here

Questions? Check out our FAQ, email, or call 515-278-5286 x158.