Salisbury House – Des Moines, Iowa
This 42-room mansion was built in the 1920s by Carl and Edith Weeks. It was modeled after an old building in Salisbury, England known as the King’s House. Authentic 16th century English oak, rafters dating to Shakespeare’s day, and extensive flintwork were used in the construction.
Visitors can look at a world-class collection of original art, old tapestries, antique furnishings, and rare books. House can be seen only by taking guided tours. Special events, such as Tea & Tour, Victorian High Teas, musicales, and renaissance fairs, take place all during the year both inside and outside the house. Gardens are being restored to display their original concepts.
Admission – $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12, Senio5 and over) $6 and Groups of 20 or more $5.
March 1 through December 31, 2008
Tuesday through Friday — 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Sunday–1:00 pm and 2:30 pm
January & February 2009
Salisbury House is not open for public tours.
*Salisbury House is closed most major holidays. Tour times and prices are subject to change. Please call 515.274.1777 to confirm tour times and pricing.
**Group tours are available when requested one week in advance for groups of ten or more. Group tours of Salisbury House are also available during the months of January and February.
*** School groups and college-sponsored classes are admitted at the nominal fee of $3 per student when scheduled in advance. One free adult admission for every 10 students. Additional Adults $5. Please call 515.274.1777 for reservations.
Location: 4025 Tonawanda Dr, Des Moines, IA 50312
Directions – turn south off of Grand Avenue onto Tonawanda Drive
Phone – (515) 274-1777