Plan Your Visit

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Winter Hours (January and February) – Friday and Saturday 10AM-4PM

Normal Hours (March through December) Tuesday through Saturday 10AM–4PM


Call or email to book a special in-depth group tour: 563-263-1052 or [email protected]

Tours of 10 or more guests are $5 per person and take about 45 minutes.


  • The museum and gift shop are wheelchair accessible, and we offer places to sit in each museum area.

  • Our museum exhibits are arranged to be fully accessible to persons of short stature.

  • Our videos are push-button/on-demand and we can turn video volume up or down for you. They all run with captions by default.

  • We use LED lights, so no annoying flicker.

  • We use scent-free soaps and cleaning solutions wherever possible. 

  • Most exhibits have tactile components, but do not include Braille.

  • Our exhibits are currently only in English. 

  • Our restrooms are binary but you are free to use whichever one best suits you.  

If you have any questions about accessibility or individual accommodation, feel free to call us at (563) 263-1052 or email us at [email protected]. We welcome all to the museum and want you to have an enjoyable visit.


Parking is available in front of the building on 2nd Street (2 hours free) or at Riverside Park (all day free). 


EV Charge Ports are available at 2 places in the museum’s neighborhood: 

1. The Merrill Hotel parking lot on Chestnut Street, one block southeast from the museum, has two EV charging stations.

2. The Musser Library parking lot on Second Street, four blocks north of the museum, has two EV charging stations.


Within walking distance of the museum is a range of restaurants, bars, boutique shops, and parks, as well as a neighborhood of stately Victorian homes. The Muscatine visitor’s center, located within the Chamber of Commerce building, is across the street from the museum, and the downtown farmer’s market is around the corner by City Hall on Saturday mornings. 

Riverside Park, along the Mississippi River, is two blocks away, featuring a pet-friendly cycling/walking trail, picnic tables, benches, a boat ramp, a playground, historic statues and plaques, and monthly concerts. 

The upscale Merrill Hotel, rated Iowa’s #2 hotel by U.S. News and World Report, is also across the street. With unparalleled views of the Mississippi, it’s a great place to stay downtown while visiting Muscatine.


117 W. 2nd St
Muscatine, IA 52761

(563) 263-1052

[email protected]