Dorris Ranch

A popular place for weddings and celebrations! Dorris Ranch is a national historic site, a living history farm and a public park complete with walking trails and natural areas. Dorris Ranch also serves as the western access point of the paved, 4-mile long Middle Fork Path, which runs to Clearwater Park. The park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Rentals can be made one year in advance.

Pricing and Scheduling questions? Contact us Here.

Please note: The Dorris Ranch Barn is getting a facelift! As a result, we will not be taking barn rental reservations between June 30, 2019 through October 1, 2019. The Tomseth House is still available for smaller, more intimate events.

Tomseth House

The quaint setting makes the Tomseth House the ideal place to hold events from weddings to business meetings. The main rooms can accommodate up to 35 people in the lovely atmosphere of this renovated turn-of-the-century home. The Tomseth House is equipped with accessories to make any event a success. A kitchen with oven, microwave, four-burner range, freezer and refrigerator make it easy to handle food preparation.

The exterior is as inviting as the interior, with the front porch overlooking 250 acres of filbert orchards and a nature preserve. You won’t believe that you're only two miles from the center of Springfield!

Capacity: 35 indoor, an additional 100 outdoor 
Features: Historic features, kitchen, restroom 

 Dorris Ranch Barn

Surrounded by open pastures and filbert orchard groves, the Dorris Ranch Barn is part of a historic farm right inside the city! The rustic setting and spacious natural grounds make the Dorris Ranch Barn perfect for family celebrations or business gatherings. The renovated 1892 barn retains all the charm of its historic origins while providing modern conveniences such as electrical outlets, water, benches and tables.

Capacity: 40 indoor, an additional 300 outside 
Features: Rustic setting, electricity, water



Looking for rentals at other parks? Head over to the Parks page.
Looking for more information about the park and the programs we run there? Head over to the Dorris Ranch park page.
Looking for the Living History program for youth? Head to the Living History page.

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