Iowa Famous Homes

  • Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace

    Frame house with restored summer kitchen and furniture from Mamie'

  • Binford House

    Italianate-style 1874 home with Italian marble, curved staircase, walnut built-ins. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Catered refreshments and meals available by arrangement.

  • Hoyt Sherman Place

    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

  • Salisbury House

    This 42-room mansion was modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England. Built in the 1920s by the Weeks family, the home contains authentic 16

  • Terrace Hill

    This opulent 1869 Victorian mansion, a National Historic Landmark and home of Iowa's governor, was built by Iowa's first millionaire, Benjamin F. Allen. Restored to the late 1800

  • Wallace House

    Restored Italianate Victorian was home of the first Henry Wallace -- national leader in agriculture and conservation, and editor of Wallaces' Farmer. Exhibits include "Uncle Henry's Des Moines, 1880-1

  • Jordan House

    This stately Victorian home was built in 1850 and added to in 1870