Freeman, SD

We look forward to having you visit our museum but there is so much more  that Freeman can offer! If you are looking for local accommodations,  places to eat, or other things to do while you’re in the area, please  check out Experience Freeman. Their “Community Lore” page also has some great information about what makes our community unique! 

Prairie Arboretum

Our museum is located right beside the Freeman Prairie Arboretum,  a 40-acre area that is free and a wonderful place for a picnic or a  walk! If you have some extra time, there are over a mile of trails,  ponds, fountains, and beautiful spaces to relax in and enjoy!

Freeman Schools

We are next door to the campus of Freeman Academy,  a private Christian school for grades 1-12 that was founded in 1900 as  “South Dakota Mennonite College.” Each spring, Freeman Academy hosts the  annual German “tasting festival” called Schmeckfest. Just a few blocks east of our museum, you’ll find Freeman Public School, established in 1888. 

Southeast SD

Situated in the middle of the largest population center in South Dakota,  Freeman is just 30 minutes north of Yankton and roughly 45 minutes from  both Mitchell and Sioux Falls. You can find more information about this  part of our state at Southeast South Dakota

Welcome to Heritage Hall Museum & Archives 


Summer Hours:
May through September
Monday - Friday 9 am-4 pm
Weekends 1-4 pm

Winter Hours:
October through April
Monday - Friday 12-4 pm
(Closed all weekends and holidays.)  

The Archivist is available Monday-Friday or by appointment.