Oliver Kelley Farm15788 Kelley Farm Rd
Elk River, MN 55330
on US Hwys. 10 W. & 169 N., about 45 minutes NW of Minneapolis-St. Paul.Get Directions
Step onto a working 1860s farm, home to Oliver H. Kelley, founder of the first successful national farming organization, the Order of Patrons of Husbandry. Learn about farming in the 1860s on Oliver Kelley's historic farmstead and then head to the new modern Farm Lab to learn about today's animals, crops and produce and how it gets from the farm to your dinner plate.
The Oliver Kelley Farm is a National Historic Landmark.
Hours & Dates
Seasonal Hours (June 10 - September 3)
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
$12 adults, $10 seniors,veterans/active military, college students, $8 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
We purchased a History Museum membership and this is a site that was included in the package. The kids an I enjoyed a fun afternoon here "play working".
— westinsmom, February 24, 2021
I have been to the Oliver Kelley Farm a couple times with my grandchildren and the learning as well as interactive experiences are great! Visitors get to sample fresh vegetables, interact with...
— Shelly K, September 3, 2019
On vacation decided to take in the 1860 year farm. It was neat to see a working farm that was doing things the old fashioned way. The farmhouse had 2 ladies dressed for the period and making bread on...
— RussM268, August 14, 2019
If you haven't been to the Kelly Farm in a while, it's been remodeled! The new visitors center is really well done. I'd highly recommend going when the volunteers "farmers" are on the farm to help...
— Lindsey R, September 30, 2018
The staff was so knowledgeable about everything very nice way to spend a fall day . Great place for friends and family
— linadvil, September 26, 2018