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Terrace Hill

  • Government
  • Libraries-Museums
2300 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 281-7205
(515) 281-7267 (fax)
Hours:
Open for guided tours:
March - December
Tuesday-Saturday
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm
  • About

    Once the home of great families of wealth, today Terrace Hill is “Iowa’s Home”. At one time only the most fortunate could enter, today all are welcome to walk through these halls where the past seems ever present.

    When construction of Terrace Hill was completed in 1869, it was Des Moines’ tallest home owned by its wealthiest man. Now a stunning example of Victorian Second Empire architecture, the 18,000-square foot building serves the dual purpose of the official governor’s residence and a National Historic Landmark. Today, Terrace Hill is a treasured symbol of Iowa, cherished by its residents.

    Once named “Palace of the Prairie," Terrace Hill recreates the lavish Victorian lifestyle of its wealthy former residents. From the brilliantly colored stained glass window, marvelous woodwork, eight acres of historic grounds, and worldly collections, the past seems ever present as you anticipate what’s around the next corner.