Wallace Centers of Iowa


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

The buildings at both historic sites are closed to the public at this time. The grounds at the Country Life Center are open for walking.

The restored home of Uncle Henry and Nancy Wallace, founding editors of Wallaces’ Farmer, 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, 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 Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center includes 40 acres of the original homestead with farmhouse, replica barn, restored 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.


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