Historic Buildings of Iowa: Des Moines Day Tour

8:30 a.m.
Lucas Building, Iowa State Capitol Complex
321 E 12th St, Des Moines, IA

Hop on the coach and join us as we visit some of Des Moines' most beautiful buildings. We start the day at Salisbury House, modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England which contains authentic 16th century English oak woodwork, English flintwork and rafters that date back to the time of Shakespeare.  Next up is a tour of Terrace Hill, a stunning example of Victorian Second Empire architecture built in 1869 that currently serves as the official governor's residence and a National Historic Landmark. We'll have lunch at Hoyt Sherman Place along with a tour of its mansion whose distinguished guests included General Sherman, General Grant and Major McKinley.

After lunch, it's off to the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, housed in the now restored Des Moines Library Building. Our fun-filled day ends with a tour of the Iowa State Capitol. This century-old building features a 275-foot gold-leafed dome and four smaller domes and a marble grand staircase. 

Make your pledge of $10 and receive a tour ticket as your thank-you gift.