Here visitors can look at one of the last remaining lockmaster’s houses on the Mississippi River. This house contains furnishings of the 1930s and 1940s and photos of river and local history.
They can come to understand the history of the lock and dam system.
To understand how the lock and dam system works and why it is needed.
To understand how Iowa industries rely upon the lock and dam system for transportation.
Guttenberg’s history and the history of the lock and dam system are preserved at the Lockmaster’s House Heritage Museum, located immediately west of the Lock and Dam 10 on the Mississippi River. Travelers may access the Lock and Dam parking area at the intersection of River Park Drive and Prince Street. The museum is located in the former lockmaster’s house, where the lockmasters and assistant lockmasters were formerly required to live. The house is the last remaining lockmaster house on the Upper Mississippi River. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Admission – None
Directions – near Lock and Dam No. 10
Hours – noon – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday, Memorial Day – mid-October
Credit Cards – None
Phone – (319) 252-1531