Grand Terrace over looking capitol building

General Info

The State Historical Building is located adjacent to the State Capitol in Des Moines’ historic east village. The building is home to the State Historical Society of Iowa, State Historical Museum of Iowa, State Historical Research Center, Iowa Arts Council and Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

The events team at the State Historical Building is dedicated to assisting you with planning and creating a memorable event for you and your guests. Please contact us to arrange a private tour of the spaces or to ask additional questions.


Complimentary parking is available in the Capitol Complex Parking Garage located at the corner of East Grand Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. Metered parking is also available on the street surrounding the building. Parking is not guaranteed and based on availability. Valet parking can be arranged through Keck Parking.