The Wessels Living History Farm is located just south of the vibrant community of York, Nebraska. For travellers, 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!
Base package: $5 per person
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! Click here for the details!!
Wessels Living History Farm
5520 South Lincoln Ave. York, NE 68467
Just one mile South of Interstate 80 on US Highway 81 at Exit 353
$7.00 for adults
$5.00 for senior citizens
$3.00 for students
Children under school age are free
The farm can also be rented for parties, reunions, weddings and other special events. Call for details.
The Farm site is open Tues.- Sun. from May 1 through September 30
Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m.
October- If the gate is open, we’re open! Call or email to plan ahead!
January through April, the farm is open for special events and by appointment. Classes and tours welcome!
We are closed in November to decorate for Christmas!
In December, we are open to the public on weekends 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., and also the 26th, 27th. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the last weekend of the year.
The Wessels Mercantile is also open Wed, Thurs, Fri, 10 am- 4 pm in December, the 5th through the 21st! Stop by to shop Nebraska-made products in our new GROW Nebraska store!