Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life

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Rates

  • Adults $8; seniors $7; ages 3-16 $5. Group rates available. Free parking.

Open

  • May 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

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Directions

  • Gibbs Museum is located one mile east of Highway 280 at the North West corner of Cleveland & Larpenteur Avenues.

Other Date Information

  • Open to the public Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, from May 24-October 26. See the website for special events.

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

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Events

  1. All About Our Animals

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: (651) 646-8629

    Fun and Facts - All About Our Farm!
    Like most 1800s families, the Gibbs relied upon their animals for day-to-day life. Learn about the kinds of animals they had and visit the animals we have at the farm today.

  2. All About Our Gardens and Prairie

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: (651) 646-8629

    Fun and Facts - All About Our Farm!
    Enjoy a walking tour of the various landscapes at the farm; compare and contrast our pioneer and Dakota crop gardens; learn about native Minnesota plants used for medicines.

  3. All About Our Soddy

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: (651) 646-8629

    Fun and Facts - All About Our Farm!
    The first home the Gibbs built in 1849 was a "soddy," a 10' x 12" log home with a prairie roof. Learn about how the soddy was constructed, what life was like in the soddy and how we learned about it through an archeological dig.

  4. All About Our Tipi

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: (651) 646-8629

    Fun and Facts - All About Our Farm!
    In the 1800s, Dakota lived in tipi most of the year. Learn why tipi are so sound; help put one up; experience what it was like living in a tipi; and make a paper one to take home.

  5. Dakota Day

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: 651-646-8629

    A celebration of Dakota Indians in the early 1800s. Experience the life and times of Minnesota's first people. Visit the summer bark lodge and the tipi; learn about the annual Dakota seasonal rounds; discover some of the games Dakota children played and much more. Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children. All activities, crafts and food included in cost of event..

  6. Gibbs Halloween

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: (651) 646-8629

    Celebrate Halloween the old-fashioned way!
    Make popcorn balls, find pennies in the haystack, enter the costume contest, trick-or-treat at the Gibbs' farmhouse, visit our pumpkin patch, free food and more.

  7. Ice Cream Sundays

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: (651) 646-8629

    Happy Father's Day - free entry for Dads
    Make ice cream the old-fashioned way and then enjoy a sample of the Gibbs Famous Home-made Ice Cream!

  8. Ice Cream Sundays

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: (651) 646-8629

    Beat the heat with an ice cream cone!
    Make ice cream the old-fashioned way and then enjoy a sample of Gibbs Famous Home-made Ice Cream!

  9. Ice Cream Sundays

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: (651) 646-8629

    Build your own Sundae.
    Make ice cream the old-fashioned way and then enjoy a sample of Gibbs Famous Home-made Ice Cream!

  10. Pioneer Sampler: School, Work and Play

    2097 Larpenteur Ave W
    Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    Call: 651-646-8629

    The farm comes alive with old-time crafts and chores like spinning, making soap and cutting wood. Try your hand at dipping candles and 'doing the wash.' Our amazing petting farm cannot be beat-go in and pet dozens of animals. Visit the one-room schoolhouse and learn what school days were like long ago. Learn games Minnesota pioneer children played in the 1800s. Free pony rides. All crafts, activities and food included in the cost of admission.

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