Historic Jordan House Tours

  • 2001 Fuller Road | West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Presented By: Historic Jordan House
  • Dates: November 12, 2021 - December 17, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: Historic Jordan House
  • Start/End Time: 11:00 AM
  • Price: $5
  • Overview

    Tour the historic home of James Jordan, early pioneer and Conductor for the Underground Railroad!

    As of August 6, 2021, masks for visitors and staff are required. Free masks will continue to be available.

    There are two tour times to pick from: 11am - 12:30pm OR 1pm - 2:30pm

    Learn about the Underground Railroad in Iowa, early history and life in West Des Moines during this self-guided tour of the home of James Jordan. You will see rooms decorated in period style and information on the fight for freedom in the journey taken by freedom seekers in the years before the Civil War. Included in your admission are 4 special exhibits:

    • West Des Moines at War: The contributions at home and abroad of Central Iowa's finest citizens, from the Spanish-American War to present day.
    • Profiles in Courage; Iowa Women & the Underground Railroad: Meet four amazing Iowa women who contributed to the fight for freedom.
    • Vandenburg Pharmacy: One of the longest running pharmacies in Central Iowa, the Vandenburg family's business served Valley Junction.
    • Rocks & Fossils of Central Iowa.