Dangberg Home Ranch expands tour schedule for Candy Dance weekend

MINDEN, Nev. — The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, operated by the Nevada Division of State Parks in collaboration with Douglas County, is offering tours during Candy Dance weekend. In addition to the regular 10:00 a.m. tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, a 2:00 pm tour will be offered during the weekend of September 26-28.

Advance reservations are required for all tours.

“The Home Ranch truly is an important site with a fascinating collection,” said Park Interpreter Mark Jensen. “Four generations of the Dangberg family lived here, so in addition to giving visitors a sense of a specific era in each room, we also want to show the changes that took place over the entire span of the ranch’s 150-year history. As a result, every visitor seems to find something that connects with their own history.”

The tour takes visitors through several historic buildings constructed between 1857 and 1916, particularly the main residence—one of the most prominent homes in the Carson Valley for several decades. Tours also includes information on the history of the Dangberg family and its ranching operations, with displays of artifacts that date from the late 19th century through the 1970s and include furniture, clothing, agricultural tools, ceramics, artwork, books and more.

Restoration work on the buildings’ electrical systems and exteriors, including wood and masonry repairs and a fresh coat of paint, was completed earlier this year.

Please allow two hours for the tour. Reservations can be made by calling the park at  775-783-9417  or e-mailing dangbergranch@parks.nv.gov. Group sizes are limited to ten people. Tour admission is $3.00 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

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