Heritage At Home

Travel Silos & Smokestacks Heritage Area from the comfort and safety of your home. Visit sites virtually, download educational activities, plan your future road trip, learn about the story of American agriculture.

Use #HeritageAtHome on social media to share with us what you’ve learned about Silos & Smokestacks, our sites, and American Agriculture. Scroll down for #HeritageAtHome contest information!

Learn About Agriculture and Plan Your Future Trip

Click on the EXPLORE tab to learn about Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area sites and attractions. Each listing includes a website link to delve deeper and discover more about the American agriculture story each site has to share.

Virtual Tours, Live Web Cams & Videos

Silos & Smokestacks Headquarters Virtual Tour

Grout Museum District YouTube Channel

Hardin County Conservation “All About” Videos

National Mississippi River Museum Live Webcams

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum Virtual Tour

Educational Activities

The History Center Virtual Family Oral History Project

Exploring the Prairie: HERE

Pioneer Farming: HERE

Story of Corn: HERE

Farming Today and Tomorrow HERE


Silos & Smokestacks is launching a contest, #HeritageAtHome!

Visit silosandsmokestacks.org/explore to learn about the story of American Agriculture and the heritage area sites that help to tell that story. Share something interesting you’ve learned about one of our sites using #HeritageAtHome and you could win a trip for six people to the SSNHA site of your choice!

Silos & Smokestacks staff will select up to three winning #HeritageAtHome social media posts through May 15. Winners will receive admission for up to six people to one of our sites. Posts must include information or fun facts learned about one of our 115 partner sites.

*Overnight stays at Bed & Breakfasts/Hotel stays not included