Oliver Kelley Farm

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Rates

  • $12 adults, $10 seniors, military/veterans, college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members

Open

    • April 1, 2017 - October 29, 2017

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  • 15788 Kelley Farm Rd., on US Hwys. 10 W. & 169 N., about 45 minutes NW of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Other Date Information

  • Open Memorial Day Weekend–Labor Day: Tues to Sun 10 am–5 pm. Open May, September and October Sat and Sun 10 am-5 pm.

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Dairy Days

    15788 Kelley Farm Rd
    Elk River, MN 55330
    Call: (763) 441-6896

    Discover how farmers cared for their dairy cows in the mid-19th century versus today, and meet cows of 1860s stock and cows of 2017. Help make butter and cheese in the historic house kitchen and ice cream in the new Learning Kitchen.

  2. Farm Animal Weekend

    Farm Animal Weekend

    15788 Kelley Farm Rd
    Elk River, MN 55330
    Call: (763) 441-6896

    Farm animals have always been and continue to be an important part of agriculture. Meet the animals and their offspring. Watch the farmers as they shear off the sheeps' wool coats. Discover how farm animals were used and cared for in the 19th century, then meet modern animals and explore garden crops. Explore animal products cooked in the historic farm kitchen and in the new Learning Kitchen in the visitor center.

  3. Farmer's Fourth of July

    Farmer's Fourth of July

    15788 Kelley Farm Rd
    Elk River, MN 55330
    Call: (763) 441-6896

    Celebrate the most important holiday of the mid-19th century: Fourth of July. Join the Kelley Farm staff for a day filled with 19th century games, races, picnicking and listening to speeches. Then participate in 21st century games, crafts and sample ice cream. Take a ride on the trolley along the nature trails. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch.

  4. Father's Day Weekend

    Father's Day Weekend

    15788 Kelley Farm Rd
    Elk River, MN 55330
    Call: (763) 441-6896

    This Father's Day join the Kelley Farm staff as they work on typical 19th century farm chores, like building feed boxes, repairing fences, raking hay and caring for livestock. Then join in to help with some 21st century chores, meet modern livestock, explore modern crops and machinery and climb aboard a modern hay baler. Don't forget to stop by to sample sweets in the new learning kitchen.

  5. Threshers & Combines Weekend

    Threshers & Combines Weekend

    15788 Kelley Farm Rd
    Elk River, MN 55330
    Call: (763) 441-6896

    Celebrate Labor Day weekend and the culmination of the grain growing season at Kelley Farm. Help the farmers bring grain bundles in from the fields, thresh the grain in a 1856 Cox and Roberts horse-powered threshing machine, bag up the grain and rake away the straw. Then compare that experience to a modern combine. Visitors can also discover the story of flour and gluten in the new Learning Kitchen and sample treats made from a variety of grains.

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