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Terrace Hill

  • 2300 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Phone: (515) 281-7205
  • Region: Central
  • Overview

    Terrace Hill, a National Historic Landmark and Iowa Governor's Residence, is among the finest examples of Victorian Second Empire architecture in the United States. Guided tours of the first two floors and historic gardens take visitors back to the Victorian lifestyle of the late 1880s. A visitor's center and gift shop are located in the historic Carriage House. 

  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Adults, $5; Ages 6-12, $2; Ages 5 & under, free.
    • Group Rates: N/A
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: Guided Tours: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. T-Sat. The Carriage House gift shop is open during regular tour hours.
    • Season: March - December, closed major holidays.
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Holiday
    • Tour Length: 1 hr.
    • Tour Times: Tours: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. T-Sat.
  • Events

    December 1, 2018

    Terrace Hill Holiday Open House

    From: 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

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    December 17, 2018

    Terrace Hill Holiday Tea

    From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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    December 17, 2018

    Terrace Hill Holiday Tea

    From: 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

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