Barnes County Historical Society

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315 Central Ave. N., Valley City, ND
The Barnes County Historical Society is a 20,000-square-foot facility dedicated to telling the history of Barnes County specifically and adjacent areas generally. It features frequently changing exhibits and special traveling exhibits, lectures and events over the course of the year.

On display is an HO scale model of the Hi-Line Bridge, the shoes of Christian Paetow known as the Largest Man in Dakota Territory and the oldest registered car in North Dakota, a 1901 Oldsmobile.
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Top Features
  • Open Year 'Round
All Features
  • Open Year 'Round
Cost of Admission
  • Admission: Free-will admission
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: Closed major holidays. Special summer 2014 extended hours to Sunday noon-4 p.m.