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Salisbury House & Gardens

  • 4025 Tonawanda Drive | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Phone: (515) 274-1777
  • Region: Central
  • Overview

    Salisbury House and Gardens, a beautiful 42-room mansion built in the 1920s, is filled with original art, rare books and antique furnishings from around the world. Come for a memorable experience that takes you back in time! Attend one of many public programs we host throughout the year.

  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Self-guided tour: Ages 13+, $8; Ages 65+, $7; Ages 6-12, $2; Ages 5 and under, free when accompanied by an adult. Guided tour: Ages 13+, $12; Ages 65+, $11; Ages 6-12, $3; Ages 5 and under, free when accompanied by an adult.
    • Group Rates: School groups, $3; Groups of 20+, $10 if booked at least two weeks in advance.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: House and Grounds: March – December: Noon - 5 p.m. Sun; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. T-Sat; January – February: Noon - 4 p.m. Thu-Sun.
    • Season: January - February open Thu-Sun; March - December open T-Sun; Closed most major holidays.
    • Self-Guided Tours:
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Group tour with boxed lunch; Group tour with independently catered lunch; Picnic lunch and tour; Tea luncheon and tour.
    • Tour Length: 1 hr.
    • Tour Times: Guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.; Self-guided tours 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. T-Sat; Noon-5 p.m. Sun.
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Largest Room 860
    • Total Sq. Ft. 3241
    • Reception Capacity 150
    • Theatre Capacity 100
    • Outside Catering? true
    • Free Parking? true
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) free
    • Banquet Capacity 64
    • Number of Rooms 3
    • Classroom Capacity 64
    Great Hall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 756
    • Width: 36
    • Length: 21
    • Theater Capacity: 30
    • Banquet Capacity: 24
    • Reception Capacity: 50
    Common Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 861
    • Width: 41
    • Length: 21
    • Theater Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 75
    • Banquet Capacity: 64
    • Reception Capacity: 150
    Visitors Center
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 931
    • Width: 49
    • Length: 19
    • Theater Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 56
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Reception Capacity: 100
    Indian Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1035
    • Width: 37
    • Length: 20
    • Theater Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 60
    • Banquet Capacity: 64
    • Reception Capacity: 75
  • Events

    November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018

    Holly & Ivy Home Tour

    From: 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Salisbury House & Gardens

    December 15, 2018

    Holiday Tea at the Castle - SOLD OUT

    From: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Salisbury House & Gardens

    May 11, 2019

    Mother's Day Tea at the Castle

    From: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Salisbury House & Gardens

    Recurring every September 11th

    March to the Capitol

    From: 09:11 AM to 06:30 PM