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Salisbury House

4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, IA 50312-2909
+1 515-274-1777
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Beautiful home, and gardens.

This is well worth the small stipend you pay to visit most of this glorious location. 5 Ladies... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jayne and Edwar... T
Loved it!

A very interesting place. Loved it! Lots of rooms to view. Don't forget to view the outside... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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The King's House in Salisbury, England, was the inspiration for this Tudor mansion.
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4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, IA 50312-2909
+1 515-274-1777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth the small stipend you pay to visit most of this glorious location. 5 Ladies from another area loved this location, and would recommend this to anyone that visits Des Moines. Please consider this family friendly location at the top of your...More

Thank Jayne and Edwar... T
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A very interesting place. Loved it! Lots of rooms to view. Don't forget to view the outside too...Beautiful landscaping.

Thank travelplanner2010_10
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My 89 year old mom and I wanted to do the tour but even with handicapped access, it was a long walk to the front. We entered at 11:40, a tour was under way that started at 11, the next at 1:30. We were told...More

Thank marcusleigh
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Absolutely stunning representation of 1500's England in 1920's Iowa. The first step through the arched entry is breathtaking. I've never been in a nicer area waiting for the guided tour to begin. Fascinating history of the buildings the architectural pieces came from.

Thank jillikin
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This truly is a hidden gem in Des Moines. The house is absolutely amazing with treasure old and new from around the world. The tour guides have so much information to share.

1  Thank ScientificTraveler
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We did a self guided tour and we a little disappointed and not sure if it was worth the 8 dollars we spent. There were not that many rooms to actually look into and most of them we just bedrooms and bathrooms. Also felt a...More

Thank allieporemba
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It is amazing that tucked away in an unsuspecting neighborhood there is this very ornate mansion with so much history. People live around and don't even know about it. It really is a gem!

Thank SandraV2222
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is really a hidden Gem, the staff was extremely informative and the garden and grounds are just gorgeus! If you can catch a tour then do so.

Thank HonestJJReviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Just visited Salisbury House during the Holly & Ivy Christmas tour, and the mansion was decked out for Christmas!. This historic home in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa is a gem tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. The fascinating history and drama of the...More

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

What a surprise. Not what I was expecting to see in Iowa. So glad it has been maintained. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. The guides throughout the house were very knowledgeable. It was $20 for the tour but included the Wallace House And Drake Alumni...More

1  Thank Jan F
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Kim N
is it open Jan 1, 2015?
1 January 2015|
Response from savedade | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are closed on January 1. They will re-open on January 2 with their winter hours. Enjoy your time there! I believe the Christmas decoration may still be up wen you go. WINTER HOURS BEGIN JAN 2 Last admission... More