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State Historical Museum & Café

Renovations at the State Historical Building of Iowa are taking place now through winter 2022. The building will remain open to the public during regular hours, but visitors may notice some temporary changes. If you’re planning a visit, please check this page for updates.

Museum & Cafe Hours

Visit the State Historical Museum of Iowa for an exciting adventure through the history of Iowa. Explore exhibits and engage with a rich collection of historic artifacts and documents.

State Historical Building - 1st & 2nd Floor West
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5111

Tuesday–Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Complimentary parking is available in the State Capitol Complex Parking Garage located at Pennsylvania Ave. and Grand Ave. Metered street parking is also available.

Café Barattas is currently closed.