Doll House – Griswold, Iowa

Visit Griswold, Iowa where in a cottage that is over one hundred and ten years old, visitors can look at hundreds of dolls, some are just for admiring and others can be adopted.

Betty La Follette Johnson provides a personalized tour. In the living room are displayed the Dolls of Historic Trails—dolls are added to this grouping at intervals. Four of them represent the four states the Mormons traveled after they were driven out of Nauvoo in 1846 and have been named for real people.

Another in the series “traveled” on a wagon train going to the goldfields in California in 1849; a new member was part of one of the orphan trains of the 1900s. Also in the living room are dolls from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s; there visitors can compare fashions and accessories.

In the Victorian room displays of porcelain dolls can be found. New dolls and their accessories are also available.

Admission – None

Directions – on the Main Street of the town just off of State Highway 92

Hours – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday, April – January 5

Phone – (712) 778-4332 

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