CURRENT HOURS: AUG. 23-OCT. 20: Wed. - Sat. 9am - 4pm, Sun. Noon - 4pm

First Time Visitors

How to Visit

Welcome! Living History Farms offers three “at your own pace” experiences to fit your unique schedule.


 Flynn MansionGeneral Visit

This complete Town and Farm experience includes the 1875 Town of Walnut Hill, the Henry A. Wallace Exhibit Center, and all three farm sites, and can take anywhere between 3-4 hours to complete.

visitors and a mule at the 1900 farm1900 Farm Visit

The 1900 Farm Visit is 2 to 3 hours and eliminates the walk from the 1700 Indian Farm to the 1850 Pioneer Farm. The tractor cart driver will drop you off at the 1900 Farm and pick you up at the Wallace Exhibit Center.

girl using bellows in blacksmith shopTown Only Visit

The Town Only Visit takes 2 hours or less and includes the entire 1875 Town of Walnut Hill.

Download our 2017 Visitor Guide which includes a map of Living History Farms.


Food Options

Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and beverage to enjoy at Living History Farms. Visitors are also welcome to leave and come back the same day. For your convenience, we offer two food options.

  • The Flynn Cafe, on the north side of the Flynn Mansion, offers hot and cold food options, including cold meat sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, and pizza. The Flynn Cafe is open daily, except Sundays, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
  • The Snack Shop, located in the town of Walnut Hill, offers many vending machine snack and beverage options. The Snack Shop is open during our regular business hours.

Find seating at the picnic shelter, behind the Flynn Cafe, and outside the Visitor Center.


Apply your admission towards a membership, come back for free!

Did you know you can apply the cost of admission to a membership purchase and get a year’s worth of free admission to the Farms? This offer ends once you leave, so visit the MarketPlace Museum Store or Admissions to take advantage of this great offer!