Museum & Cafe

    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. During your visit, enjoy a bistro lunch at Café Barattas, located on the third floor.

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

    State Historical Museum of Iowa

    State Historical Building
    600 E. Locust St.
    Des Moines, IA 50319
    (515) 281-5111

    Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Sunday: Noon – 4:30 p.m.
    Closed official state holidays

    Complimentary admission

    Café Barattas

    600 E. Locust St. – 3rd Floor West
    Des Moines, IA 50319
    (515) 281-5111

    Monday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Closed official state holidays 

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