Kenmare Pioneer Village

Phone: 701-240-4505

Unlock the treasures of this captivating pioneer village, open most days during the summer months. Give them a call at the number provided to inquire about detailed hours and to schedule year-round tours. The Lake County Pioneer Village Museum, located in Kenmare, North Dakota, is a fascinating destination that takes visitors back in time to the early days of the region. With 27 different buildings that feature historical artifacts, this museum offers a wealth of information and entertainment for visitors of all ages.


One of the museum’s highlights is the Heidenberg-Petersen Military Museum Building. This building showcases items from the Kenmare Auxiliary, VFW, and American Legion, as well as personal items collected by World War One military members from the area. It offers a unique perspective on the sacrifices and experiences of those who served their country. This building is a must-see for anyone interested in military history.

For those who enjoy learning about the history of journalism, the museum also features original newspaper equipment from Kenmare News. This is a fascinating look at the early days of journalism and printing in the area.

In addition to these specific buildings, the museum also features a number of farmstead buildings that have been donated from around the area. These structures provide a glimpse into the daily lives of early settlers and farmers. It gives visitors a sense of what life was like in the region many years ago.

For families with young children, the museum also has the V & R Toy Museum featuring a collection of vintage and antique toys from the past.


With so much to see and do, the Lake County Pioneer Village Museum is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves history, culture, and learning. So why not take a trip down memory lane and visit the Kenmare Pioneer Village Museum today!


Admission: Free will Donation.