Historic Sites

Toolesboro Indian Mounds

Toolesboro, Iowa

The Hopewellian mounds at Toolesboro are among the best-preserved and accessible remnants of an ancient culture flourishing from around 200 B.C. to 300 A.D. The five-acre site includes several large surviving mounds, an education center and a prairie demonstration plot. The State Historical Society of Iowa owns and preserves the Toolesboro Indian Mounds and Museum. The mounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark and State Preserve.


The Visitor Center/Museum are open:

Memorial Day through Labor Day
Wednesday – Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Labor Day through October 31
Saturday 12:30-4:30

The grounds are always open to visitors.


Located on Iowa Highway 99 in Toolesboro, Iowa

For more information or to schedule group tours, contact the local manager at:

Louisa County Conservation Board
Box 261
Wapello, Iowa 52653
Telephone: 319-523-8381

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