Visit the Farm
The Wessels Living History Farm is located just south of the vibrant community of York, Nebraska. For travelers, the farm is just one mile south of Interstate 80 (Exit 353) and Highway 81.
The 145-acre farm now features the home David Wessels shared with his brother. It also features a red, timber frame barn, granary, machine shed, garage, chicken coop and a large windmill typical of the 1920’s. Recently, a school and church have been added to the 1920s farm site. Our church was built in 1905 in Thayer, Nebraska, as a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. It was moved to 17 miles to the farm in 2014. The schoolhouse came from Sutton, Nebraska, and was built sometime in the late 1800s. These structures were chosen to begin the “living history farm” experience. To the south, there is a modern tractor display building with many of the tractors, stationary engines and a combine that Dave Wessels restored. Surrounding the buildings is a modern farm operation that is still producing crops.
Your Group is Welcome!
We enjoy entertaining your adult group for a tour, whether you’re on your way to another destination or we are the feature stop. Explore at your own pace with guides in each area to help! Available for booking April-October and December. We recommend two hours to explore but stay as long as you like! Hands-on activities for the active folks in your group, peaceful spots to relax for the others!
Shop in the mercantile for unique, Nebraska- made gifts!
Explore at your own pace with guides in each area to help!
Available for booking April– Oct. & Dec., 7 days a week!
We recommend two hours to explore but stay as long as you like!
Hands-on activities to try & farm animals to visit! (mid April –October)
Free to veterans for the month of July
Convenience & Amenities
1 mile south of Interstate 80, exit 353 on Hwy 81
Spacious parking for buses, RVs
Several hotels & campgrounds 1-8 miles away
York area attractions within a 10 minute drive
Modern restrooms, wheelchair accessibility
Plenty of room to stretch your legs, with indoor & outdoor spaces to sit and relax, too!
2009 Outstanding Tourist Attraction
2010 Nebraska’s Rising Star Attraction
Heritage Nebraska Destination Place 2012
$7.00 for adults
$5.00 for kids (k-grade 12) & seniors
Free for children under school age