Nelson
Pioneer
Farm & Museum
A project of Mahaska County
Historical Society Inc.

Admission

Open May through September

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday thru Saturday

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday

Closed Monday

 

Buses and Tour Groups Welcome

Please make advance arrangements by calling  (641) 672-2989

 

Ask the Curator via e-mail

Bradbury Hall Inquiries via e-mail

 

Genealogy Library Hours

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesday & Thursday

during open season

 

Admission Fees

$   7.00 - Adult

$   2.00 - Student (age 6-18)

    FREE - Child (5 & under, with adult)

    FREE - Historical Society Member

$   2.00 - K-12 Education Groups

$   5.00 - Groups of 10+


 

 2211 Nelson Lane - P.O. Box 578 - Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577   Phone: (641) 672-2989
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Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum


Daniel and Margaret Nelson settled their farm in 1843. They raised six children here. Two Civil War veteran mules made their home with the family. In 1958 when grandchildren Roy and Lillian died, the farm became the home to the Mahaska County Historical Society.


Since 1960 we have been honoring the rural pioneer, sharing his life and her thoughts through the place they lived, the skills they had and the items they left behind.


A visit to Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum is a walk in the past. Join us Tuesday through Sunday every week for a quiet self-guided exploration or come on a special event day for programs and presentations of days gone by.  Many events include hands-on activities.


So come share the fun and enjoyment of Nelson Pioneer Farm - not just another old farm!


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Closed for the Season

*Check our events page for special events

throughout the winter*




Office will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.  Happy Holidays!

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