Experience the story of farming, food and agriculture — past and present!
Explore the original 1860s working farm, and get an up close view of the animals and gardens.
April 10 - June 15, 2023
Closed except for field trips and special events.
Seniors (65+), Veterans, Active military, College students: $10
Children ages 5–17: $8
Children age 4 and under: Free
MNHS members: Free
Blue Star Families (Armed Forces Day–Labor Day): Free (On-site only)
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History-Connects (Reduced admission)
Museums on Us
15788 Kelley Farm Rd.
Elk River, MN
What to see and do
Stop by the visitor center to purchase tickets, explore the museum store, and watch an immersive film with a fresh take on food, farming, and Oliver Kelley, an innovator who changed farming forever.
Immerse yourself in the world of 1860s farming, when agriculture in Minnesota looked very different than it does today. Meet farm animals, interact with staff as they work in the house, barn, garden, and fields, and participate in a wide variety of activities that follow the farming cycle and change with the seasons.
Explore nature trails winding along the Mississippi River and through woodlands and restored prairie. Well-marked walking trails provide an opportunity to see some of the same types of wildlife and plants that the Kelleys would have seen.