Iowa Historic Homes

  • Colonel Davenport

    Tour guides recall the army fort construction that brought George Davenport to Rock Island on the Mississippi (now home to the Rock Island Arsenal) in 1816

  • Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead

    One of the homesteads of the Cody family, built of stone in 1847 by Buffalo Bill's father. View restored home, stagecoach and buffalo.

  • Plum Grove Historic Home

    Home of Iowa's first territorial governor, Robert Lucas, and his wife, Friendly. The seven-room Greek Revival house has been restored with pieces representative of the 1844-1853

  • Granger House

    Late 19th century middle-class home displays many antique furnishings. Don't miss the 1879 brick carriage house. Both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Parkersburg Historical Home

    Victorian home built in 1895 includes local history museum and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features leaded glass, a three-story turret and hand-carved woodwork.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House

    Wright's first Iowa building, designed in 1908

  • Meredith Willson Boyhood Home

    In 1902 Meredith Willson, who immortalized his hometown of Mason City as River City in "The Music Man," was born in this 1895

  • Hardin County Historical House

    Large Victorian home built in 1891, featuring antiques and collectibles from the Eldora and Hardin County area. Carriage house and library located on the grounds.

  • Cedar Rock

    Cedar Rock, the Walter House, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Lowell and Agnes Walter. This signed home was completed in 1950

  • Harker House

    This 1875 house has original furnishings and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Prairie Log House and Country School

    1871 log cabin of Scandinavian construction overlooks lake and park. Also visit 1872 Elk Township one-room school and annual flower gardens.

  • Historical House

    Built in 1900, the home is restored and furnished with period items and a pictorial history of Calliope and Hawarden.

  • Scholte House

    Built by Pella's founder, Dominie Scholte, in 1847

  • Hawkeye Log Cabin

    Learn about pioneer living at this authentic 1910 log cabin, former clubhouse of "Hawk-eye Natives."

  • Christian Herschler Winery & Stagecoach Stop

    Tour this 1860s home that was once a stagecoach stop. See original painted murals and other historic features. Featured in "This Old House" Magazine, "Iowa Historian", and HGTV's "If Walls Could Talk"

  • Bonaparte Pottery

    A pottery was housed in this brick structure from 1865 to 1896. See parts of the kiln foundation, 22

  • Pearson House

    Home built in 1840s was station on the Underground Railroad.

  • The Ray House

    The Ray House is a three story Queen Anne style house built 1893-4