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Salisbury House & Gardens

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

    Salisbury House & Gardens was built in the 1920s by cosmetics magnate Carl Weeks and his wife Edith. The home was modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England. The historic home contains authentic 16th century English oak woodwork, English flintwork and rafters that date back to the time of Shakespeare. Called a "national treasure," Salisbury house is graced with the family's original collection of original artworks, tapestries, and antique furnishings. Schedule a tour or attend one of our many fundraisers and community events that we host throughout the year!

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    Attraction Information
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    General Information
    • Admission Price: Self-guided tours: $10 per person, $5 for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and under are free. Guided tours: $15 per person, $10 for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and under are free.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: Museum hours are Wednesday-Sunday from noon-5 p.m. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the museum is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The last museum entry is at 4 p.m.
    • Season: Salisbury House & Gardens is open year-round, Wednesday-Sunday. We are closed most major holidays and for private events. Check salisburyhouse.org for event closures.
    • Self-Guided Tours:
    • Tour Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
    • Tour Times: Self-guided tours are available any time during museum hours. Guided tours are available at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. There is an additional 10:30 a.m. guided tour from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Guided Tours are subject to tour guide availability.
    General Information
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    • Non-Smoking:
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Floorplan File Floorplan File
    • Largest Room 931
    • Total Sq. Ft. 6907
    • Reception Capacity 80
    • Theatre Capacity 100
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • Outside Catering? true
    • Free Parking? true
    • Parking Capacity 70
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) Free
    • Banquet Capacity 100
    • Number of Rooms 6
    • Classroom Capacity 100
    Great Hall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 672
    • Width: 32
    • Length: 21
    • Theater Capacity: 60
    • Classroom Capacity: 48
    • Banquet Capacity: 32
    • Reception Capacity: 50
    Common Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 861
    • Width: 41
    • Length: 21
    • Theater Capacity: 90
    • Classroom Capacity: 80
    • Banquet Capacity: 64
    • Reception Capacity: 150
    Dining Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 396
    • Width: 22
    • Length: 18
    • Banquet Capacity: 12
    Historic Indian Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1035
    • Width: 37
    • Length: 20
    • Theater Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 100
    • Banquet Capacity: 96
    • Reception Capacity: 75
    Historic Garage
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 931
    • Width: 19
    • Length: 49
    • Theater Capacity: 80
    • Classroom Capacity: 80
    • Banquet Capacity: 60
    • Reception Capacity: 200
    Cobblestone Courtyard
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1806
    • Width: 43
    • Length: 42
    • Theater Capacity: 160
    • Classroom Capacity: 120
    • Banquet Capacity: 120
    • Reception Capacity: 250
    South Gardens
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 6426
    • Width: 42
    • Length: 153
    • Theater Capacity: 250
    • Classroom Capacity: 250
    • Banquet Capacity: 250
    • Reception Capacity: 250
    South Terrace
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 2325
    • Width: 31
    • Length: 75
    • Theater Capacity: 180
    • Classroom Capacity: 150
    • Banquet Capacity: 150
    • Reception Capacity: 250
    East Terrace
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 2976
    • Width: 96
    • Length: 31
    • Theater Capacity: 250
    • Classroom Capacity: 220
    • Banquet Capacity: 180
    • Reception Capacity: 250
  • Events

    October 15, 2022

    Ghoulish Gala

    From: 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM

    Salisbury House & Gardens

  • Location
    4025 Tonawanda Drive | Des Moines, IA 50312