Albert City Historical Museum – Albert City, Iowa

Vintage Washing Machine

This museum complex in Albert City has quite a collection of artifacts of what pioneer, late 1800s, and early 1900s life was like.

Here visitors can look at a depot, 1900s-era home, 1875 furnished schoolhouse, 1900s cars, tool shop, laundry facilities, and small grocery store. It has a room with military displays. 

The museum has collections of music boxes, glass figurines, railroad memorabilia, and medical instruments.

Admission – Fee is charged

Directions – 212 N Second Street, Albert City, Iowa 50510

Hours – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Memorial Day – Labor Day (or by appointment)

Credit Cards – None

Phone – (712) 843-5684  


  1. I would just like to say that this is a great place. My great Grandfather is Edward Sundholm. You might know my mother, Tamera Boughey. (sundholm). I hope buisness is going great and ill be down soon to visit.

  2. Don Ritchey says:

    We visited the museum on a trip to Iowa approximately 18 years ago and I was introduced to another Don L. Ritchey whose wife worked there. We had a nice conversation concerning the antique autos and the National Horseless Carriage Club of America. ( I was a board member at that time). Just wondered if the car collection is stilll in tack? As I remeber they had a steam atuomobile and serveral other interesting displays. We would like to visit again in the near future. My memory was refreshed today when I read an opbituary in the Modesto Bee for Arlene Marie Lindskoog appeared in our newspaper. She was born in Albert City, parents Arthur & Lillie (Gustafson) Johnson in 1919. Her sister Florence Johnson still lives there according to the article. I thought the name of the person that started the muesum was Johnson but I’m not sure. Any new info or corrections to my memory would be appreciated.

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