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Hoyt Sherman Place


category : Famous Homes
Built in 1877 by prominent pioneer businessman Hoyt Sherman, this mansion was Des Moines' first public art gallery and houses a distinctive collection of 19th and 20th century artwork. The 1,250-seat theater features an intricate rococo plaster ceiling and excellent acoustics. It is used for a variety of cultural performances and entertainment.


Admission: Fee
Hours: 9-4 weekdays, plus special events.
Address: 1501 Woodland Ave.
Phone: 515-244-0507
Our Email: gerdom@hoytsherman.org
Our Website:www.hoytsherman.org

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