Hours & Admission

Regular Season: May 15 - Sept. 30

Group tours: May 1 - Sept. 30, by appointment

Winter Hours:
2020 Summer Hours

Tuesday through Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Adults 18+ ........................$8.00

Seniors, Veterans, Students..$6.00
Kids 6-17 ..........................$4.00

Kids 0-5 ............................ FREE

Active Duty Service..............FREE

Group rates (10 or more)

School Tours & Coach Buses

Adults ................................. $6.00

Seniors, Veterans, Students.....$4.00
Kids 6-17 ............................. $3.00

Teachers, aids, chaperones,

tour guides & bus drivers are FREE

Call or email to arrange group tours​​​​.

See our current school tour information sheet here!


Season pass good every day

Geographical Center Historical Society members receive season passes good for regular visits and special events like the annual Village Fair. Join today!

Military tour free

Active-duty personnel & families

One of more than 1,800 Blue Star Museums, we offer free admission for all active duty military personnel, including Reserve and National Guard, and up to 5 family members.​ Just show your ID. Intended for individual families. Groups of 10 or more pay group rates.

Dogs welcome

Don't forget the leash

Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome to tour the museum with their owners. Plan to clean up after your pooch.

Overnight Camping

Free with paid admission

​We offer no facilities, but if you pay museum admission you are welcome to park your RV in our overflow parking area.

We're set off from the highway, so it's quiet at night. It's a perfect location for exploring other area attractions.

Tips for your visit
  • Plan to spend at least 90 minutes. Many spend hours touring our grounds.

  • Last time to start touring is 1 hour before closing.​

  • We accept credit cards.​

  • Tours are self-guided, but we can provide children and school groups with scavenger hunts and other activities on request.​

  • Dress for being outdoors. Our buildings are not heated or cooled and you will be walking outdoors between buildings.

  • Optimum student to chaperone ratio is 8 to 1. Chaperones tour for free, so the more the merrier.

  • Wear sturdy shoes for navigating the boardwalk and uneven ground.

  • Accessibility. Most buildings and
    our restrooms are handicapped accessible. We can provide wheelchairs.

  • Bring snacks or picnic lunches to eat at the museum or a local park. ​We have picnic tables. You'll also find a picnic shelter and playground in Northern Lights Tower Park, just across our parking lot.

  • Soda, water & souvenirs. Beverages and souvenirs are available in the museum store. No admission required to patronize the store.

  • Shopping tip for school groups. To avoid losses, have students make gift shop purchases after touring the museum.

Our Facilities

School & bus tours  *  Reunions  *  Birthday parties  *  Wedding photos​
Meetings  *  Theatre  *  Concerts  *  Dances  *  Scouting events

General information
  • Members, including Business Members and their employees, receive a 15% discount on facility rentals for their event, including weddings. 

  • Memberships can be purchased when reserving the facility. 

  • To book an event Contact Us as soon as possible to make sure your dates are available. 

  • Professional Photographers wishing to shoot the Village and Museum grounds must contact us first. Arrangements for copyright and use of photos can be arranged easily. 

  • Graduating Members can book their Senior photos here for FREE. 

  • Wedding Photo shoots must be schedule in advance so that we can have the Village and your desired locations ready. If your photo shoot falls outside of regular business hours there is an extra fee. 

  • Wedding photos: Fee includes entire wedding party and photographer: $50 members; $100 for non-members. Before or after regular museum hours add $30. Wedding shoots must be scheduled and paid for in advance.


  • Fees listed are during regular business hours and include admission. 

  • Extra fees applicable if the event is outside of regular hours and extra staff or security are needed for the event. 

  • Members receive a 15% discount. 

  • Tables & Chairs Only (Projector Available)

    • Small Group.(10 or less)
      Included with Admission

    • Medium Group 11-29:   $50.00

    • Large Group 30-59:     $75.00

    • Event Group (60+):     $100.00

  • Kitchen/Grill (Includes Tables, Chairs, Projector)
    Kitchen Does not have water in it, but does have roasters, fridges, freezer, counter-tops, coolers, grill, etc.. Water is available, but must be brought to kitchen area. You must do basic clean up after your event. 

    • Small group (10 or less):    $60.00

    • Medium Group (11-29):     $120.00

    • Large Group: 30-59):       $240.00

    • Event Group (60+):          $350.00

  • Tents & Canopies

    • Pop Up 10x10 Tents: $10.00 each for day use.

    • 20x20 Canopy Tents: $100.00 per tent

    • 20x40 Canopy Tents: $150.00 per tent

  • Weddings: Zion Lutheran Church or Gazebo

    • Zion Lutheran holds 90.

    • The Sandven Building or Old Main Gallery can host receptions of rehearsal dinners. 

    • Contact us to arrange the details on your wedding. We have relationships with flower vendors, caterers, musicians. dj's, clergy, cake makers, and more. Cost of an average wedding varies by size, duration, and use of buildings, and if the wedding package includes the reception, rehearsal, photos, or other events. 


102 Hwy 2 SE, Ste A

Rugby, ND 58368

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Active-duty military families

Admitted free