Historic Forestville

One small town, many big stories

Historic Forestville will operate on a limited schedule for the summer of 2023. This is for the safety of our visitors and staff due to the closure of the historic bridge on County Road 118. We hope to see you as part of a school field trip, at special events, and again in 2024!


Closed except for special events.

Grounds open for self-guided exploration.


All hours


Adults: $10 
Seniors (65+), Veterans, Active military, College students, 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)

State Park vehicle permit required.

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Getting here


Map and directions

What to see and do


Start your Forestville experience at the visitor center! 


Explore the choices that changed the path of a once-thriving community’s history.


Enjoy the scenery, go fishing, take a hike, have a picnic, and visit the cave (operated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources).