Sherman Hill, Des Moines’ oldest organized neighborhood is listed features homes developed in the 19th and 20th Centuries. The walking tour allows visitors to tour at a leisurely pace where they will be guided through the history and architecture of numerous homes, gardens and buildings. Sherman Hill is home to approximately 300 structures. The 2017 tour will consist of around 40 points of interest and historic homes either under rehabilitation or completed.
The tour has become a Des Moines’ staple, featuring historic homes built in the 19th and 20th centuries. The homes are in various stages of restoration, giving visitors a unique view of the neighborhood.
A district rich in history, Sherman Hill has evolved dramatically from its beginnings in the early 1870s. An initiative to restore the area and many of the buildings back to their original glory began in the 1970s, and Sherman Hill was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Districts in 1982.
Today the restoration continues, as many of the buildings are still being rehabilitated to their original forms. Sherman Hill is home to more than 150 homes and apartment buildings, representing Victorian, Queen Anne, Italianate, Classic, Stick and Flemish styles of architecture.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://dttptour.com/collections/tickets. 10 am -