Open House Tour of The Jordan House Musuem

  • 2001 Fuller Road, PO BOX 65563 | West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Presented By: West Des Moines Historical Society
  • Dates: February 4, 2022 - December 23, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: Jordan House Musuem
  • Phone: (515) 225-1286
  • Start/End Time: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
  • Price: $5 admission, Free under 5 years old
  • Overview

    1-hour (plus) Guided tour of The Jordan House, a stately Victorian home of Italianate Gothic design, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. It is one of the oldest structures in Polk County and the oldest in West Des Moines. Built by one of West Des Moines’ first settlers, James C. Jordan, the house today serves both as a museum for West Des Moines and as the office of West Des Moines Historical Society. The sixteen period rooms serve as a fitting backdrop of displaying the many antique treasures gathered from the rich heritage of West Des Moines. Visitors will also be interested in both the Underground Railroad Exhibit and the many artifacts from the regular railroad which played an important role in the early years of West Des Moines