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Tours and Private Groups

 Group tours

May through October

Groups will tour the Victorian era farmhouse, barn and outbuildings along with visits to the vegetable garden and farm animals.  Hands-on experiences are included with activities such as pumping water and doing laundry.  Additional hands-on experiences or demonstrations are available. 

Tours can be booked 9 am - 4 pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Recommended tour length is 1.5 to 2 hours.  Groups must have a minimum of 15 people and are capped at 75 people.  Cost is $6 per person with up to 4 staff credited.

Eidem Homestead traveling trunk

Our traveling steamer trunk is full of artifacts and information that comes to you.  Whether you're a teacher in, public, parochial or homeschool, a youth organization or program leader, or coordinate activities or adults, this is a great resource that will help bring the past to life for your participants.

The trunk contains a number of hands-on artifacts relating to early 20th century farm life along with a manual complete with artifact identification cards, historical information, sample lesson plans, and activity instructions.  An optional costumed presentation on the trunk and its contents can enhance participants' experience and provide additional information.

There is a one-time, refundable deposit fee for the trunk.  The optional presentation fee is $50 per two (2) hour period.  Download a rental form to reserve the trunk now.  *Rental of the trunk and presentation is limited to within a 30 mile radius of Brooklyn Park.

Eidem at Night

Discover night life on the farm.  Participants will meet costumed characters in the midst of their evening chores and activities while getting the scoop on local gossip.  Tours take place in limited visibility indoors and outdoors over uneven terrain and navigating steep stairs; good, closed-toe shoes are recommended.  These tours are appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Cost is $10 per person; pre-registration required. *Registration begins in August.

Date Tour Times
Friday, October 26 7 pm & 8 pm
Friday, November 2 7 pm & 8 pm
Friday, November 9 7 pm & 8 pm


Private group use

Available May through October.  The site provides a beautiful setting for a number of events.  For more details, see Rentals and Photo Shoots.  The farm is available for a number of special occasions including:

  • Birthday parties
  • Club meetings
  • Office parties
  • Picnics
  • Neighborhood and family gatherings
  • Other events


Group Packages

Fall Packages

Available September through mid-November. 

  • Package #1:  Bonfires are always fun and even more so when surrounded by the rustic charm of an old farmyard.
  • Package #2:  Enjoy a 30-minute hayride around the grounds of Eidem Homestead
  • Package #3:  What could be better than a hayride and a bonfire on a farm in the middle of the city?


Book a tour or group event

All reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance.


Phone and email

Eve Burlingame
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