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State Historical Museum of Iowa

Museum Hours

Visit the State Historical Museum of Iowa for an exciting adventure through the history of Iowa. Explore exhibits and engage with a rich collection of historic artifacts and documents.

State Historical Building – 1st & 2nd Floor West
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5111

Tuesday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
The museum will be open on Tuesday, December 26 during normal hours. Offices and the research center will be closed and reopen on Wednesday, December 27.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
The museum will be open on Saturday, December 23 during normal hours.

Closed state holidays

Complimentary parking is available in the State Capitol Complex Parking Garage located at Pennsylvania Ave. and Grand Ave. Metered street parking is also available.

Café Baratta's is currently closed.