carterhouse2.jpg    CARTER HOUSE MUSEUM – Elkader, Iowa

This home is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture, one of the best in Iowa. It was built in 1850. Displayed in it are various area artifacts and antiques. The exhibits include Victorian clothing and furniture, military and pharmacy items, and antique tools. The museum also has photographs from the 1800s. 

The Carter House Museum, a National Register Historic Site, gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of Iowan’s of 150 years ago. Built in the 1850′s as a "mirror" or double house for the Carter brothers and their families, it is a neoclassic structure of 18 rooms displaying furniture, clothing, and artifacts from the 19th century. An adjoining annex contains military uniforms from the Civil War to modern times as well as tools and farm equipment from before the rise of the machine.

Admission – Fee is charged

Directions – corner of Bridge and High streets

Hours – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday – Sunday, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, or by appointment

Credit Cards – None

Phone – (319) 245-1236 or (319) 245-2622

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