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State Historic Sites

Explore village sites and burial mounds occupied by ancient cultures. Reflect on the challenges of early pioneer settlement in Iowa at a log cabin that stood at the center of the Spirit Lake Massacre tragedy. Escape to the past at a blacksmith shop frozen in time to the age before tractors and automobiles. Tour the historic homes of two of Iowa’s early governors. Put yourself in the American Gothic painting made famous by an Iowa artist.

Plan a trip across Iowa to visit all seven sites owned by the State Historical Society of Iowa and download the Iowa Culture mobile application to find the “State Historic Sites” featured tour for a handy guide on the road.

Take a closer look and learn more about each of the sites: