Wallace Centers of Iowa


756 16th St
Des Moines, IA 50314
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Phone: 515-243-7063
Fax: 515-243-8927

The restored home of Uncle Henry and Nancy Wallace, founding editors of Wallaces’ Farmer magazine, highlights the most influential family of American agriculture. Family and political artifacts include original Ding Darling cartoon and a 1940 presidential inauguration ticket. 50-minute documentary available (please request in advance) about Henry A. Wallace, named by the Des Moines Register as the “most influential Iowan of the 20th century”.

The Wallace Centers of Iowa’s second location is the birthplace  farm of Henry A. Wallace, located near Orient, Iowa. The Wallace Farm includes 40 acres of the original homestead with farmhouse, historic barn replica, 9-acre prairie with art sculptures, orchard, production gardens and gift shop.


Mon-Fri 9-4 or by appointment. Please call ahead to avoid programs and private events. Short outdoor audio tour available 24/7.


Self-guided individual or group tours by donation. After hours or guided group tours by appointment. Fees apply. Please call for info.