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Historical Village

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  • Monday through Friday

    • 10:00am - 5:00pm

  • Saturday

    • 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Sunday

    • Closed to the public


  • Adults (19+): $12 

  • Students (5-18): $10

  • Kids 4 & under: Free


This price includes a self-guided tour of the Historical Village only. Admission for both Historical Village and Vermeer Windmill experiences is $20 for adults; $15 for students; free for kids 4 & under.

What started as one building has grown to an 18-building complex, covering Pella's history beginning in the 1840s. Inside the Historical Village, you'll see...


  • A variety of exhibits exploring Pella's Dutch heritage and history (click for more)

  • Beason-Blommers Mill and Blacksmith Shop

  • Log Cabin, moved piece by piece from a local farm

  • Werkplaats, the place where wooden shoes are made

  • Scholte Church, a replica of Dominie Scholte's first church in Pella

  • Bakery, completely refurbished as a working bakery of the 1850s

  • Meat and Cheese Shop, a tribute to the legacy of Pella's meat markets

  • Sod House, a replica of the housing of Pella's pioneers during their early years

...and much more! We invite you to come explore all the wonderful displays, artifacts, and exhibits that the Historical Village offers.

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