Historic Forestville

Experience a historic Minnesota valley and town site with a rich history that features a well-preserved general store, homestead, and farm buildings from the late 1800s. Explore the history of the inhabitants of the area-from ancient peoples to today's residents.

Academic Standards: 

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.

Field Trip Options

1899 Family Life

Through a hands-on guided experience, students discover the lives of 19th-century rural families and their contributions to the livelihood of their homes, farms, and town.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3
Cost: $6 per student
Details: 1.5 hours


The Industrial Revolution in Everyday Life

Students will learn how the Industrial Revolution affected the country in the 19th-century through immigration, growth of cities and industries, mechanization’s effects on American farms, small towns, and the Progressive Movement. 

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Cost: $6 per student
Details: 1.5 hours