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Granger House Museum

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Take a trip back in time!

On a whim, I decided to take a quick tour of the Granger House, in our home town. It really is... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2015
Jim H
Marion, Iowa
Marion Gem

Great restoration to this historic house. Plenty of activities and events throughout the year. They... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2015
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Mar 19, 2017
“Granger house rating”
Nov 13, 2015
“Take a trip back in time!”
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a wonderful example of Victorian Italianate architecture, the Granger House Museum is the only restored middle-class family home in Linn County. Occupied by a single family for nearly 100 years...more
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970 10th St, Marion, IA 52302-3572
+1 319-377-6672
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

It was good , but from past experience I was hoping for it to be a little more scary. I liked the history and learning part of the tour very much. Some of the things the people who once lived there owned are on display....More

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Reviewed November 13, 2015

On a whim, I decided to take a quick tour of the Granger House, in our home town. It really is amazing! Take a trip back in time to Marion, Iowa, of the 1800's. President and tour guide Ann did an excellent job describing this...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great restoration to this historic house. Plenty of activities and events throughout the year. They have an annual ice cream social and different family centered happenings. Check it out when they're open.More

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GrangerHouseMuseum, General Manager at Granger House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2015

Thanks for the lovely review! Unfortunately, we no longer do the ice cream social, but instead offer a wide variety if different programs, concerts, and special events. We're definitely not a typical historic house museum - we offer SO much more! Hope to see you...More

Reviewed September 5, 2015

I greatly enjoyed my visit to the Granger House Museum. I learned about the family that lived there, and saw how well the history of the house is presented with the artifacts, and decoration of the house. The director Kathy Wilson is a great and...More

Thank ToddHein
Reviewed September 5, 2015

This home is well preserved and furnished. Our tour guide not only told us about the home, but also taught us a great deal about the era in which it was built.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've enjoyed going through the Granger Historical House many times and each time I learn more about the middle class life set in the 1840+. This time I took my 9 year old grandson and he loved it. Many things are hands on so he...More

Thank MarionHistoryLover
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Little Marion, Iowa, sometimes obscured by the bigger Cedar Rapids, does have some attractions, and Grainger House is one of them. Although it may not sit on large acres of land, this historic house is a very nice place to visit, and the volunteers are...More

Thank Lance M
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Built as a single room home in 1848 it was added on and then the Granger family rented it in 1873 and bought it in 1878. A lot of the furniture are from the house. The youngest son lived there until his death in 1969....More

1  Thank Michparis
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Old home preserved with furniture even the piano (which has a story of its own) and wonderful staff. Check times as not open all the time unless by appointment. They serve wonderful luncheons by appointment, mystery theater dinners, etc. The Marion history abounds even into...More

Thank agnewre2016
Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you're ever in the Marion area, you HAVE to go to the Granger House Museum. It's so cool to see the rooms preserved exactly as they were when the family lived there.

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