Dandelion Day Celebration

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The 28th Annual Dandelion Day Celebration at the Historic Ard Godfrey House, Minneapolis’ Oldest Surviving Wood Frame House

Sunday, May 15, 1 – 4 pm at Ard Godfrey House, Chute Park, Central and University

Treat your family to a visit to the Godfrey House for Dandelion Day!The Godfrey House, built in 1849, is located at the corner of University & Central Avenues S.E. in Chute Square in Minneapolis.Enjoy a free tour with cookies and lemonade. Dandelion Day celebrates Harriet Godfrey’s introduction of dandelion seeds to the St. Anthony Falls area.

  • Learn how to make dandelion necklaces, bracelets and crowns, just as Helen Godfrey did as a child.
  • Have a dandelion painted on your cheek or chin, or get a temporary tattoo!
  • Take home a complimentary recipe booklet which includes recipes for dandelion coffee, tea, salad and wine, and learn other ways “teeth of the lion” were used throughout history.
  • Free Godfrey buttons for the kids.
  • Tour the charming yellow Ard Godfrey House with hostesses dressed in 1850s period costume.

Admission is FREE; donations are welcome. Restored by The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, the Godfrey House has been open to the public since 1979.


Dandelion Day marks the beginning of the Summer Tour Season at The Ard Godfrey House
Tours are available June 4 – August 28
Saturdays and Sundays only
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Special group tours may be arranged year round by calling 612-781-8791

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