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Great value for the price

For $5 you can have a guided tour of the historical house, get a guided tour of the museum, and... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Peoria, Illinois
This is a gem!!

So much here! We first took a tour of the 1856 mansion, which was really something in it's time... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2017
Sherry C
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825 South 2nd Ave, Winterset, IA 50273
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

For $5 you can have a guided tour of the historical house, get a guided tour of the museum, and visit the other attractions onsite. A really good deal for the price.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Having traveled statewide for employment I have visited many of these small town historical complexes and this one does itself proud in its exhibits. they have put together quite a setup of old buildings from the old town and when you get inside you take...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

So much here! We first took a tour of the 1856 mansion, which was really something in it's time - it even has a "3-hole privy", complete with wallpaper, walnut trim and a heater. You don't see that every day. After the house tour, we...More

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Really enjoyed the location, staff and exhibits. Everyone there was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great to see actual pioneer buildings and equipment preserved on the property. Beautiful setting.

Thank Calvin B
Reviewed May 27, 2017

I personally love the fact that this place has transported a large part of the "older" part of town into one easy area to visit all the facades of what used to make up the town. You have old gas station facades, the old train...More

Thank tenniskill
Reviewed May 23, 2017

In the museum there are old tools, clothes etc. The house is a typical house for a rich family. Nice and helpful guides, thank you

Thank sergio324
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I thought I would submit a review on this after bring prompted by TripAdvisor. It's been over 10 years since visiting but I found this outdoor museum very quaint. The indoor museum was lovely too with all the artifacts inside. Very casual to walk around...More

Thank Kilikamae
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Great little museum of local artifacts. There are buildings to walk through, a blacksmith, post office, church, school and barn all with period accouterments. We also took the tour of the 1800's historic house with one of the volunteers. The volunteers, all older, were well...More

Thank BellinghamThane
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Museum complex is amazingly complete consisting of main museum, museum village with 1 room schoolhouse, post office, etc., and magnificent 19th century house. Museum features many surprises including fashions from various time periods and military uniforms. Particular interest for me was discovering that George Washington...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Very nice staff and Director. Contacted them by email because it was closed for season. They arranged a private tour with the Director who was energetic and full of current information on the history of the County Historical Society. He made the history come to...More

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