The Phelps House Museum is located in an elegant 19th century home, featuring antique furnishings belonging to th the Phelps family. Since this structure housed the city’s first Protestant hospital, there is also a medical memories display.
Named to the National Register of Historic Places in December of 1982, Heritage Hill lines the northern sector of downtown Burlington. Convenient access to commercial and cultural activities made the Hill socially desirable during the status-conscious period of 1870-1900.
In its earlier years, Heritage Hill had a high concentration of German families, as evidenced by close proximity of three German-speaking churches. Nearly 160 structures reflect many architectural periods and styles, including Late Victorian Greek and Gothic Revivals, Italian Villa, Queen Anne and Georgian.
Open Saturday and Sunday, May through October.
Telephone 319-753-5880 or 319-753-2449