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Terrace Hill

2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5308
+1 515-281-7205
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Another must see!

I almost didn't go to this but i am SO glad i did. The lady who gave me the tour did an amazing job... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jacquie P
Good day for a visit.

We had never been to Terrace Hll and decided to check it out as my daughter loves to visit old... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Johnston, Iowa
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Historic Governor's mansion.
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2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5308
+1 515-281-7205
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I almost didn't go to this but i am SO glad i did. The lady who gave me the tour did an amazing job bringing the house to life. I was the only person on the tour but she made sure to give me the...More

1  Thank Jacquie P
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We had never been to Terrace Hll and decided to check it out as my daughter loves to visit old houses. We went on the first tour of the day on a Saturday. The tour guide said this was the biggest tour for a Saturday...More

1  Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We visited Terrace Hill on a very rainy day, but it did not dampen our spirit of learning how Terrace Hill became the home of the Governor. We parked on the street and walked to the carriage house where there is memorabilia and a short...More

1  Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful house that has been restored to its beauty. The Christmas tour was free and had all the rooms beautifully decorated. Even Fred the moose had garland. Served cookies and had wonderful piano music being played. We went early and it was getting...More

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It's been a few years since I went, but it's totally worth it. History is cool. I'd see it again. No children

2  Thank LaVon M
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We watched a 15 minute video and then were escorted on a tour. The lady volunteer was informative and enjoyable. She provided a lot of family information, building details, and interesting events and visitors to the mansion. Parking is near the entrance road just off...More

2  Thank Jack K
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Wonderful tour. The mansion has a very interesting history. All period furnishings. We photos were allowed inside.

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Terrace Hill is the Governor's residence/mansion for the state of Iowa. The lower level is open to the public. The upper level is the residence of the Governor and his family and is private. It is well kept and very interesting to tour, especially at...More

1  Thank wakondarev
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Iowan's should be proud of the work of their historical society to preserve the history. I had the priviledge to tour to Terrace Hill and what architectural marvel. The history behind the building is excellent. It is one of many must see buildings in Des...More

2  Thank Dominic Z
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is a beautiful Victorian home built in the 1880s complete with furnishings from the period. Our family of four were the only people on the tour, so we were able to take our time and ask lots of questions. I was disappointed that we...More

2  Thank Dan C
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lucy c
15 September 2015|
Response from Kathie S | Reviewed this property |
Do a google search for Terrace Hill, Des Moines, IA They do offer tours and a number to call to book a tour and an email for contact information.