Oliver Kelley Farm

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Rates

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

Open

    • April 1, 2018 - October 28, 2018

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

Other Date Information

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays 10 am-5 pm in September and October.

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

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Events

  1. Christmas on the Farm Tour

    Christmas on the Farm Tour

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

    Experience the preparations for a simple holiday celebration like Oliver Kelley and his family had. On this 90 minute-guided tour, visitors will walk to the historic Kelley Farm to meet farm animals and explore the historic house. Discover how farm families and their animals coped with the shorter days and colder temperatures and celebrated the upcoming holiday.

    Refreshments and Christmas treats from different eras will be served in the visitor center following the tour. Please dress for the outdoors and cold weather.

  2. Family Folktales on the Farm Walking Theater

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

    From "Chicken Little" to "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," many classic stories are rooted in agricultural tradition. Rediscover these stories and more at a special, family-friendly walking theater production on the grounds of the Oliver Kelley Farm. Scenes will take place at several stops throughout the farm, fields, woods, and historic house. Meet a collection of actors and animals and tell your own stories around an outdoor bonfire.

    Refreshments will follow in the visitor center.

  3. Folktales on the Farm Walking Theater

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

    Many of our classic folktales are often rooted in agricultural tradition. Rediscover these stories, including some disturbing ones, during a special walking theater production on the grounds of the Kelley Farm. Scenes will take place at several stops along your journey throughout the farm, fields, woods, and historic house. Meet actors and animals and then tell your own stories around an outdoor bonfire.

    Ticket includes beer or wine tickets and light beverages and snacks. This program is for ages 21 and up.

  4. Harvest Days

    Harvest Days

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

    The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping, and farmers need to get the last of the farm crops and garden produce harvested, processed and stored for winter use. Experience the last days of harvest in a festive atmosphere on the historic Kelley Farm. Visitors can help finish up the field work, put produce away in the root cellar, make corn husk dolls or join in a corn husking bee or quilting bee.

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