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


Daily Visits at the Farm

Members of the

Mahaska County Historical Society are admitted to the Nelson Farm grounds and Museum buildings for free during open museum hours and all events. 

Visitors to the NPFM are welcome for all events and daily visits. Please enter at the museum building unless otherwise directed.


Adults - $7.00 

Children 4-16 - $2.00

Children 3 and younger: FREE

Experience the world of a pioneer farmer at Nelson Pioneer Farm. Over a century of farm equipment and tools, plows and tractors are displayed to explore and study. 

Visit any of the century old buildings from Mahaska County that tell the story of the people that lived, laughed and worked here. Mott's General Store was more than a convenience store, it was a community. 


Events at the Farm 2017


Central Empire Wrestling 

Presented by: Bayliss Productions LLC 

Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum is once again hosting Bayliss Productions on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at 7pm. Tickets are available for $10 general admission and $15 front row. All tickets increase $2 when purchased at the show, so stop by Summers Car Credit in Oskaloosa to get yours now!


Knots, Loops, And Other Twisted Crafts

The Farm is holding Knots, Loops, and Other Twisted Crafts on Saturday June 10th, 2017 from Noon to 4:00. Join us and learn to make rope, tie knots, chochet, knit, spin and weave, tatting, and DIY lucet. Snacks and beverages will be available as well. Ticket prices include: Adult $7, Children $2, ages 4 and under are FREE, and MCHS Members FREE.