We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Montauk Historical Site

26223 Harding Rd, Clermont, IA 52135-8600
+1 563-423-7173
Review Highlights
Worth a Visit

We have been here several times, it is a true gem among hings to see in Iowa. A beautiful home... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Iowa City, Iowa
One of my favorite places

I grew up very near Montauk. It is one of my favorite places to visit. The view is AMAZING. I... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Ames, Iowa
Read all 14 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
12 Aug 2017
“Worth a Visit”
19 Jul 2017
“One of my favorite places”
26223 Harding Rd, Clermont, IA 52135-8600
+1 563-423-7173
Write a ReviewReviews (14)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have been here several times, it is a true gem among hings to see in Iowa. A beautiful home built by a great man whose did very well for himself in Iowa to include serving as Governor. He could have lived anywhere. The home...More

Thank Bountiful-IA
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I grew up very near Montauk. It is one of my favorite places to visit. The view is AMAZING. I love touring the house and learning more about the history of both the house and the town. My family has a dairy farm and our...More

Thank aschindel17
Reviewed 12 August 2015

It is a must see for any one that is into history. I personally been there a dozen times and still seeing and learning things I didn't know before

Thank Loretta B
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We meet for picnic snacks, they gave us a space to set up for our meeting and displayed the quilt that are not out for everyone to see everyday, even though it started raining we had shelter. Being we book ahead we got in to...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Listening to the volunteers at Montauk takes one back to the late 19th century and onward as they share the facts and stories relating to Iowa and its 12th governor and his family. It was an informative, illuminating, and intimate glimpse into the Larabees' everyday...More

Thank 565cathym
Reviewed 29 July 2014

For a small museum this was a precious place to enjoy. Many artifacts which included period furnishings, dolls, war weaponry and documents. Spend a couple hours at least.

Thank montalker
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The volunteers that serve at this state historical site are both very informative and gracious. The mansion belonged to Iowa's first governor and his wife, William and Anna Larrabee. The home is furnished with original furniture and other artifacts. The home has two pianos which...More

Thank Timmer304
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Visited this historical site with my kids on a field trip for school. Very interesting part of Iowa's history. Well documented and put together for all ages.

Thank TROYL256
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Great trip in time, to early days of Iowa settlement. Excellent stewardship of materials and furnishings from the period of settlement of the state.

Thank Mahgreb
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Have visited his many times since 1978. Everything in this home of Iowa's 12th Governonr is all orginal as the family kept everything just as it was when Mrs. Larrabee died in hte early 1900s. Some excellant Art pieces and it was all given to...More

Thank William A
Nearby Restaurants
Brick Oven
7 reviews
10.33 km away
The Irish Shanti
75 reviews
11.49 km away
Stolen Brothers BBQ
24 reviews
15.02 km away
DTS Pub & Primetime Pizza
8 reviews
22.77 km away
Nearby Attractions
Echo Valley State Park
7 reviews
13.27 km away
5 reviews
19.14 km away
Chapel of St. Anthony Padua
6 reviews
20.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Montauk Historical Site staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines