Adult Group Visits
|Please note renovations at the State Historical Museum of Iowa are taking place now through fall 2022. Although the building will remain open during regular hours throughout the renovation, vistors may notice some temporary changes.|
The State Historical Museum of Iowa invites adult groups to take self-guided tours through a variety of exhibits displaying a rich collection of artifacts and documents. Visitors can journey through 13,000 years of Iowa history, learn about life in Iowa before it became a state, discover what inspired more than 76,000 Iowans to fight for the Union, and much more. The museum is wheelchair-accessible, and a limited number of wheelchairs are available at the front desk.
Museum Group Visit
All groups of 10 or more visitors should register in advance. Requests must be submitted through the Museum Adult Visit Request Form. If your group is larger than 50 people, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possible options.
Collections Vault Tour
Tours of the museum's collections vault have been temporarily suspended to minimize the spread of Covid-19. Please check this website for updates. In the meantime, feel free to browse the museum's online collection catalog, and keep in mind the museum's exhibits remain open to the public.
Complimentary parking is available in the State Capitol Complex Parking Garage located at Pennsylvania Ave and Grand Ave. Metered street parking is also available.