Experience the nostalgia of days gone by at the 1940’s era Holz Farm and celebrate the holidays with hayrides, S’more making around a bonfire, caroling, cookies, hot cider and of course, visit with Santa and two of his live reindeer. Bring your camera. All holiday events are free.
Holz Farm Events
Holz Farm History
Holz Farm, originally an eighty-acre parcel, located at 4665 Manor Drive was settled in the 1870s. The property remained in the family until 1993 with the passing of Otto and Ella Holz. A picturesque farm, with charm and character only years can create, would soon become one of many residential developments in Eagan. Interested residents initiated a grassroots campaign to save the site as a living history farm and Eagan City Council Members illustrated great vision by purchasing the farm in 1995 for that use.
Holz Farm bridges Eagan’s past and present, old and young, and rural and urban communities. Visitors can experience family life from the Great Depression through World War II. Holz Farm provides the community with an educational, cultural and historical resource. The farm offers a unique opportunity to experience rural life as it once existed in Eagan through events and programming benefiting people of all ages. A Walking Tour of Holz Farm booklet has been developed for those that want to learn more about each of the buildings on the property as well as the history of Holz Farm.
Friends of the Farm
Friends of the Farm, a non-profit land stewardship organization staffed by volunteers, is dedicated to cultivating an appreciation of farm life at Holz Farm. This non-profit organization plans and conducts a wide variety of events that provide educational, entertaining, historical and cultural perspectives appealing to a wide range of interests and ages.
If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience with an organization who believes in preserving our heritage, connecting the past with the present, building community pride and providing a historical resource for the ever-changing world around us, contact Eagan Parks & Recreation at (651) 675-5500, TTY (651) 454-8535.