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Administrative Offices

Renovations at the State Historical Building of Iowa are taking place now through fall 2023. The building will remain open to the public during regular hours, but visitors may notice some temporary changes. If you’re planning a visit, please check this page for updates.

Administrative Office Hours

The State Historical Society of Iowa and Iowa Humanities Council offices are open.

State Historical Building – 3rd Floor West
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5111

Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed state holidays.

Library & Archives Research Centers

The State of Iowa Research Centers are open to the public.

Find the latest hours and make an appointment.

Des Moines
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-6200

Iowa City
402 Iowa Ave.
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 335-3916

State Historic Sites

State Historic Sites open for the season on Memorial Day Weekend and run through Labor Day. Hours vary by site. Check State Historic Sites for location hours.