About the State Historical Society

Location & Hours

Des Moines

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State of Iowa Historical Museum

State of Iowa Historical Building (Des Moines)
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 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 Research Center
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday
Closed State Holidays

Retrievals of state archives, photograph & manuscript collections will be made Thursday & Friday at 9:45 am, 11 am, 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:30 pm.

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

Iowa City

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Centennial Building

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

State Historical Society Research Center
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday
Closed State Holidays

Retrievals of state archives, photograph & manuscript collections will be made Thursday & Friday at 9:45 am, 11 am, 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:30 pm.

Historic Sites

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