The non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch will again provide public access inside the historic ranch house beginning April 1, where visitors will see selections from the park’s extensive artifact collection and learn about the Dangberg family and Carson Valley’s ranching history.
In the more practical north wing of the house, visitors will see the kitchen, pantry and cowboy’s dining hall and the working side of ranch life. They will also have access inside a separate laundry house and “stone cellar” storage and food-production building.
The ranch house will be open Thursdays through Sundays, from 1:00 – 4:00pm each of those days. The experience is self-guided, but volunteer docents and staff will be available to answer questions and assist visitors. Reservations are not needed, but large groups are encouraged to give advance notice before visiting.
There is no admission fee, but visitors are asked to donate an amount of their choice to support the 501(c)(3) non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. Donations enable the park’s programming, maintenance, and the preservation of its historic buildings and structures.
The park is a Douglas County facility and visitors are required to follow rules that help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Until directives change, masks are required inside the ranch house and are required outdoors when social distancing is not possible. No pets other than certified service animals are permitted on the porch or inside the ranch house.
The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¾ mile south of the high school and roundabout. For more information, visit Dangberg.org.