Visit the Farm

Come visit us at Wessels Living History Farm!  We have hands on activities, animals to visit, and a lot of room to explore!

Hours & Directions

Hands on Activities and Classes

Every visit to the farm involves kinesthetic learning!  We have scavenger hunts, old-fashioned fun & games and so much more!

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Calendar of Events

From tractor & toy swaps to Boo at the Farm, we have an event for everyone in the family.

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We love our Volunteers!

Keeping Dave’s dream alive requires the help of many volunteers!  There are a wide variety of things to help with, from behind the scenes to working directly with the public.

Find out how you can volunteer

We’re hiring!

Wessels Living History Farm is looking for friendly, professional folks to fill part time positions for the 2018 season.  Positions remain open until the right candidates are found.  We are a unique setting with a variety of responsibilities- will train the right people!  Find the details below.  Click on “Application for Employment” below- email or mail it back to Hillary!


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Primary duties are to greet guests, take admissions, manage the gift shop, coordinate the volunteer schedule, data entry, light cleaning, record keeping and maintain our social media and online presence. May occasionally be responsible for opening/closing.  Prefer to have this position filled by April for some training and season prep with regular hours beginning in May, 20-26 hrs per week through August, less hours Sept. through December.  Must be available during our daily open hours, for all major events and with rotating weekend shifts.  Must have strong organizational skills, the ability to work with limited supervision and handle multiple tasks.  Good written and verbal communication skills is required.   Proficiency in Word, Excel, data entry is necessary.  Experience with WordPress would be great, but will train.  Prefer applicants to have graduated high school.
EVENT HOSTS: We are looking for two part time people to supervise private events, mostly sporadic weekend evening hours.  Primary duties are to help with the set-up and preparations for the event, supervise the use of Wessels property and that our rental policies are followed including alcohol usage, maintain a clean atmosphere for our guests, and close at the end of the event.  Must be available for the events we have booked with flexibility for the addition of events yet to be booked. Event hosts may also be asked to help during Wessels weekend events.  Must be able to work with the public professionally, with good decision-making skills.  This position is a great for making some extra money during the summer-fall months! Must be over 21.
EDUCATOR: We are in need of one or two people to lead youth classes during the summer months, week days.  This is currently a volunteer position with the potential to become a part time paid position.  Most classes take place morning-early afternoon.  Activities include some indoor but mostly outdoor farm-related things.  Some knowledge in gardening, history and agriculture is helpful, as is a love for farm animals, teaching, outdoor games, and getting dirty!  All patient, fun-loving, responsible persons are welcome to contact Hillary for more information.


Winter Helpers

March 19 @ 12:00 pm

Join us in the house at noon- bring your lunch or eat before!  If it’s a nice day maybe we’ll do some clean-up outside!?




Youth Involvement Fair

We'll be at the York City Auditorium with information about...



Private Tour



Class- St. Joseph

Private class



Private Tour



Wedding reception in the barn!

Did you know?

The farm can be rented for parties,
reunions, weddings and
other special events.




5520 South Lincoln Ave. York, NE 68467

Just one mile South of Interstate 80 on US Highway 81 at Exit 353




We are officially open for the 2018 beginning May 1st!


$7.00 for adults
$5.00 for senior citizens
$3.00 for students Children
under school age are free