From its humble beginning in 1904, the Madison County Historical Society has developed into a complex which includes 14 buildings located on 18 picturesque acres on the south edge of Winterset, Iowa. Represented in this complex is a lasting record of a way of life of the people of Madison County, Iowa preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy. We welcome all people interested in exploring the past through the lens of local history.


Open daily from May 1 to October 31
Mon. - Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Office hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. all year)

Admission Fees:
Mansion or Museum: $3.00; Both: $5.00
Group Rate (10 or more): $2.50; Both: $4.00
Under 12 free if accompanied by an adult

815 South Second Ave., Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-2134 • E-mail

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Plan ahead!!

Next Civil War Speaker Series - Saturday, January 10, 2015

April 19, 2015 - Volunteer Orientation

We encourage all Madison County Historical Compelx volunteers to attend this meeting. 

Learn what's changed since October 2014 and meet new volunteers.


May 1, 2015