State Historical Building

Location

600 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50319
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Contact

Phone: 515-281-8741

The museum features a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits on Iowa’s rich history, including our use of the land. The historical library and state archives provide many sources including newspapers, manuscripts, county records, photographs and government documents useful in researching many aspects of Iowa’s agricultural history.

Hours:

Museum: Tues-Sat 9-4:30, Sun 12-4:30 (closed on state holidays). Library Reading Room: Tues-Fri 12:30-4:30, Sat 9-4:30 (closed on state holidays).

Admission:

Free.

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