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Location & Hours

SHSI in Des Moines

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State of Iowa Historical Museum

State of Iowa Historical Building (Des Moines)
600 East Locust
Des Moines, Iowa, 50319
515-281-5111

State Historical Museum
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Closed official state holidays
Admission is free

State Historical Society Library and Archives
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
Closed Sunday, Monday and official state holidays and on any Saturday which precedes a Monday or follows a Friday holiday.

Archives, photograph, and manuscript collections are closed Saturdays, unless arrangements are made in advance. Arrangements can be made to use archival material on Saturdays by requesting the needed material from an archives staff member prior to noon on the preceding Friday.

Café Baratta’s
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday
Closed Sunday and official state holidays

HistoricalBuilding.Rental@iowa.gov - for State Historical Building rental information

Sarah.Macht@iowa.gov - to schedule group visits

SHSI in Iowa City

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Centennial Building

State Historical Society of Iowa (Iowa City)
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City
Iowa, 52240-1806
319-335-3916

State Historical Society Library & Archives
Open to the public:
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Closed Sunday, Monday and official state holidays and on any Saturday which precedes a Monday or follows a Friday holiday

The archives, photograph, and manuscript collections are closed in the morning and on Saturday, unless arrangements are made in advance. Arrangements can be made to use archival material in the morning and on Saturdays by requesting the needed material from an archives staff member a day in advance.

SHSI Historic Sites

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