Gibbs Farm Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life

Address

Directions

West Larpenteur and Cleveland Aves.

Phone

Run by

Ramsey County Historical Society

Date Established

Date Established
1849

Cost

Admission fee

Peak Season

Summer

Peak season (notes)

Mid to end of summer

Region

Metro

Garden Type

Historic Garden

Extras

  • Free parking on grounds¬†
  • Restrooms¬†
  • Special programs and educational events occur through the summer and fall

Comments

The farm was established in 1849 and lived on and farmed for almost 100 years. The site has the original farmhouse, two barns and a one-room school, besides costumed interpreters and live farm animals. The horticultural portion of the museum consists of two gardens. The homesteader/pioneer garden is planted with heritage and heirloom seeds in keeping with the 1850s. A heritage orchard has also been planted. The second garden is planted with crops grown by the Dakota Indians during the same time period, native corn, beans and squash. Areas of tall grass prairie and oak savannah can also be seen along with the excavated remains of the original sod house built on the site.