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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.  Plan for a 1.5 to 2 hour long tour.

Availability

Tours can be booked 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Bookings must be made 2 weeks in advance.

Cost

  • Group minimum: 15 people; maximum 75 people.
  • $6 per person (credit up to 4 staff)
  • Additional hands-on activity/beverage: $15 to $75

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 and the roles of men, women, and children. Included in the trunk is 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.

Reserving the trunk

The trunk may be checked out for up to 2 weeks at a time for organizations within a 30 mile radius of Brooklyn Park. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance. Reservations are not final until you've received a confirmation letter/email.

Picking up and dropping off the trunk

The steamer trunk measures 20"x20"x53" and weighs about 75 lbs. Two people are required to pick up and drop off the trunk with a van or vehicle with similar storage space.

The trunk can be picked up/dropped off at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.

Cost

Item Price
Truck (2 week max rental) $75 refundable deposit
Interpreter presentation $50 per 2 hour period
Late fees After 3 late days -- loss of deposit. Fine of $100 for each week late

 

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 and happenings. 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 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday, November 2 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday, November 9 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

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
763-488-6336
Email Eve Burlingame

 
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