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1900 Farm Dinners/Pork

  • 11121 Hickman Road | Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Presented By: Living History Farms
  • Dates: 11/12/2022, 11/17/2022, 11/18/2022, 11/26/2022, 12/1/2022, 12/7/2022, 12/9/2022, 12/15/2022, 12/17/2022, 12/29/2022, 12/31/2022, 1/8/2023, 1/12/2023, 1/22/2023, 1/26/2023
  • Location: Living History Farms
  • Phone: (515) 278-5286
  • Price: $80 Members; $90 Non-Members
  • Overview

    Imagine yourself in 1900, visiting your grandparents’ farmhouse for a hearty home-cooked meal. That’s the experience of a dinner at the 1900 Farm. A horse-drawn wagon will carry you from your car to the farmhouse (weather permitting), where you’ll cozy up to the wood-burning stove in the parlor & learn how this family would have lived & worked. Then we’ll call you into the cozy kitchen for a delicious meal prepared using historic recipes. Before dessert, you can make a lantern-lit visit to the historic 1889 barn, or stay inside &keep warm while you play a game of checkers or try the pump organ. Meals are served family-style, so everyone at the table eats from the same menu. Main course depends on date. Additional dinners in February, March, and April will go on sale in December.

    • Wednesday through Saturday: Guests meet at the Murray Conference Center (accessed from Gate 4 on Douglas) at 6:15pm. Dinner begins at 6:30pm
    • Sunday: Guests meet at the Murray Conference Center (accessed from Gate 4 on Douglas) at 1:15pm. Dinner begins at 1:30pm.
    • Table seats 12.
    • You may bring your own wine. Limit 1 bottle per 2 guests. No beer or liquor.
    • $80 members, $90 non-members.
    • Dates and times to be announced.

    Note: Wagon ride is weather-dependent. If wagon cannot run, you will drive directly to the farmhouse. Late winter and spring dinners will go on sale in December.

    Pork Menu: Spiced Apple Cider - Roast Pork Loin - Scalloped Potatoes - Apples & Onions - French Green Beans - Buttered Hominy - Rolls, Butter, Pumpkin Butter, Jam - Chocolate Cake - Fruit Pie