Salisbury House and Gardens

Salisbury House and Gardens Salisbury House & Gardens is a 42 room architectural wonder built between 1923-1928 by cosmetics pioneer, Carl Weeks. Come tour this exquisite American estate and its diverse collections of art, literature and worldly treasures.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We still need volunteers for our annual Holly & Ivy home tour on December 6th and 7th. To sign up ema...
11/11/2019

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We still need volunteers for our annual Holly & Ivy home tour on December 6th and 7th. To sign up email [email protected] or call 515-274-1777.

Visit us today for a guided tour by Susan, Jana or Mariella. Tour times are 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:15pm.
11/08/2019

Visit us today for a guided tour by Susan, Jana or Mariella. Tour times are 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:15pm.

We need your help! If you are interested in joining a team of passionate volunteer tour guides who share the unique hist...
11/01/2019

We need your help! If you are interested in joining a team of passionate volunteer tour guides who share the unique history of Salisbury House, please email [email protected] or call us at 515-274-1777.

Timeline Photos
10/31/2019

Timeline Photos

Happy Halloween from all of us at Salisbury House!
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from all of us at Salisbury House!

Salisbury House will be closed on Tuesday, October 29th. Our normal hours will resume on Wednesday, October 30th with gu...
10/28/2019

Salisbury House will be closed on Tuesday, October 29th. Our normal hours will resume on Wednesday, October 30th with guided tours at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:15pm.

The insect zoo was a hit today!
10/26/2019

The insect zoo was a hit today!

Thank you Salisbury House and Gardens for having us! We had so much fun and loved seeing everyone’s amazing costumes!

Visit us today for our annual children’s Halloween party, Mysteries of the Castle. We will have fun for the whole fami...
10/26/2019

Visit us today for our annual children’s Halloween party, Mysteries of the Castle. We will have fun for the whole family until 3pm. #salisburyhousedsm #halloween

Due to our annual Mysteries of the Castle Halloween party we will not be offering guided tours this Saturday, October 26...
10/25/2019

Due to our annual Mysteries of the Castle Halloween party we will not be offering guided tours this Saturday, October 26th. We will continue tours during our normal museum hours on Sunday, October 27th.

Visit us today for a guided tour at 10:30am, 1:30pm or 3:15pm.
10/25/2019

Visit us today for a guided tour at 10:30am, 1:30pm or 3:15pm.

It was such an amazing evening last night at the #GhoulishGala. Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped us make t...
10/20/2019

It was such an amazing evening last night at the #GhoulishGala. Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped us make the event happen! #salisburyhousedsm

The Ghoulish Gala has officially begun!
10/19/2019

The Ghoulish Gala has officially begun!

The house is spookified for the big night! #ghoulishgala
10/19/2019

The house is spookified for the big night! #ghoulishgala

Salisbury House will be closed Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th for an event. Normal hours will resume on...
10/18/2019

Salisbury House will be closed Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th for an event. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, October 22nd.

Happy Friday! Kick your weekend off by joining us today for a guided tour with Stuart, Dale or Mariella!
10/18/2019

Happy Friday! Kick your weekend off by joining us today for a guided tour with Stuart, Dale or Mariella!

Visit us today for a guided tour with Paula Hamann. Paula has been volunteering for 5 years. Paula is wonderful at shari...
10/16/2019

Visit us today for a guided tour with Paula Hamann. Paula has been volunteering for 5 years. Paula is wonderful at sharing our story while including insights on the rich history and culture related to Salisbury House. Guided tours run at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:15pm.

Last chance to purchase tickets for Ghoulish Gala! All proceeds benefit the Salisbury House Foundation. Purchase tickets...
10/11/2019

Last chance to purchase tickets for Ghoulish Gala! All proceeds benefit the Salisbury House Foundation. Purchase tickets at www.salisburyhouse.org.

Visit us today for one of our guided tours by Nita or David. These tour guides have many years of knowledge and interest...
10/10/2019

Visit us today for one of our guided tours by Nita or David. These tour guides have many years of knowledge and interesting stories to share about Salisbury House with our guests and we are so lucky to have them on our team. Tours run at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:15pm.

Thank you for the mention DSM 411! Check out our Halloween events on October 19th (Ghoulish Gala) and the popular family...
10/09/2019
DSM 411: October 9th, 2019 - DSM 411

Thank you for the mention DSM 411! Check out our Halloween events on October 19th (Ghoulish Gala) and the popular family event on October 26th (Mysteries of the Castle). Visit our website for more information: www.salisburyhouse.org

A weekly podcast for busy people who love Des Moines. This episode includes firefighters, nine galleries, hockey, yoga opportunities, more restaurant stalking, frightening events, a wholesome festival and puppets.

Thank you for the mention in your weekly email dsm Magazine! Purchase tickets for Ghoulish Gala by Friday at www.salisbu...
10/08/2019

Thank you for the mention in your weekly email dsm Magazine! Purchase tickets for Ghoulish Gala by Friday at www.salisburyhouse.org!

10/05/2019
Justin Surrency

Justin Surrency

ICYMI: If you are still searching for an entertaining way to celebrate Halloween with a dark and historical twist with other adults here is an exciting event from Salisbury House and Gardens called "Goulish Gala." Thanks to Rachel Vaughan for stopping by.
TICKETS: https://salisburyhouse.org/event.php?event_id=788_0

A big THANK YOU to Milwaukee Tool North America for their generous donation of our new cordless tools! We are so gratefu...
10/02/2019

A big THANK YOU to Milwaukee Tool North America for their generous donation of our new cordless tools! We are so grateful for the 16” chainsaw, reciprocating saw, circular saw, drill and hammer drill. These tools will help our new Director of Buildings and Grounds maintain our beautiful estate.

09/23/2019

Celebrate this Halloween at the Ghoulish Gala benefitting Salisbury House Foundation. Purchase tickets at www.salisburyhouse.org. Advance purchase required, limited tickets available.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the setup and decorating for the Ghoulish Gala on October 18th and ...
09/18/2019
Event Volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the setup and decorating for the Ghoulish Gala on October 18th and 19th. If you are interested in volunteering please sign up at https://signup.com/go/pDukMhf.

We were happy to have you perform The Well Pennies! HomeDitty
09/17/2019

We were happy to have you perform The Well Pennies! HomeDitty

Im happy to say we’ve graduated from house concerts to mansion concerts. If you live in a gothic mansion and you’d like us to play a show, get in touch with our team and sign up for HomeDitty! 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful evening Salisbury House and Gardens!

So much beauty shown through the lens of Justin Meyer.
09/13/2019

So much beauty shown through the lens of Justin Meyer.

Photos this morning with Ali Sokol for an upcoming project she is working on! @ Salisbury House and Gardens

It's getting to be that time of year where we start planning our holiday events. The old-world architecture and style of...
09/09/2019

It's getting to be that time of year where we start planning our holiday events. The old-world architecture and style of Salisbury House will transform your private event and inspire your attendees with all the elegance throughout the house. For more information or to book your private event for this holiday season email [email protected].

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please consider helping us put on one of our most popular events of the year, Mysteries of the Castle...
09/06/2019

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please consider helping us put on one of our most popular events of the year, Mysteries of the Castle. The event is from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, October 26th. Dress up in your favorite costume and have some fun! To sign up email [email protected] or visit https://signup.com/go/pDukMhf. For more information on the event visit www.salisburyhouse.org.

Paige Peterson Photography  (3P studio)
09/06/2019

Paige Peterson Photography (3P studio)

Another shot for the ghoulish gala at @salisburyhousedsm. The always dapper @jbrendemuehl
Makeup @kelsi.ziemann.artistry
Hair @whiskey_vixen

#paigepetersonphoto #ghoulish #ghoulishgala #boo #bw #blackandwhite #halloweenmakeup #halloween #dsm #ia #iowa #desmoines #blackandwhitephotography

💍 Do you or your partner have proposal on the brain? Fall 🍂 and winter ❄️ are increasingly popular times to ge...
09/03/2019

💍 Do you or your partner have proposal on the brain? Fall 🍂 and winter ❄️ are increasingly popular times to get engaged, and Salisbury House and Gardens can provide the perfect backdrop to your autumnal engagement photos and your elegant 2020 wedding! Contact [email protected] to schedule a photo session or set up a venue tour...and keep your eyes peeled for that telltale jewelry box in the next few months! 📸: Raelyn Ramey
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#bridetobe2020 #loveisintheair #weddingseason

We are so grateful for the amazing team who came together for this photoshoot! Check out the event page Ghoulish Gala fo...
09/03/2019

We are so grateful for the amazing team who came together for this photoshoot! Check out the event page Ghoulish Gala for more information on the event and more inspiration photos to come.
Thank you Paige Peterson-Connolly for your amazing photography skills, passion for Halloween and pulling all the people together to make this happen! Thank you Kelsi Ziemann and Brianne Cummins/Cosmetologist for the beautiful hair and makeup and for being perfect models along with Carly Babington! Thank you Jason W. Wilson for also modeling and creating the perfect headpiece to fit the vision! And thank you to Jonathan Brendemuehl and Jason Connelly for joining in as models. There is a lot of excitement around this first time event so get your tickets now at www.salisburyhouse.org!

If you know me at all, you know my love of halloween! So when Salisbury House and Gardens asked me to do photos for their upcoming Ghoulish Gala on Oct 19, I was all in!!

There are so many awesome images I will share as they become public. But for now, here are three of the group shots.

If you love halloween, you have to check out the event!!!

A HUGE thank you to all of those who joined in the fun and the madness and brought this to life. I love you all!

Brianne Michelle Cummins
Kelsi Ziemann
Carly Babington
Jason W. Wilson
Jonathan Brendemuehl
and my hubby

As the school year kicks off, don't forget about our homeschool program here at Salisbury House. Thanks to Prairie Meado...
08/23/2019

As the school year kicks off, don't forget about our homeschool program here at Salisbury House. Thanks to Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel free homeschool student admission and discounted parent admission are available through the 2019-2020 school year by contacting [email protected] or call 515-274-1777. Thank you to Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel for your support!

Looking forward to a fun night celebrating Iowa Stage Theatre Company and their nominations for this year's Shakespeare ...
08/22/2019
Cloris Awards celebrates its fifth anniversary

Looking forward to a fun night celebrating Iowa Stage Theatre Company and their nominations for this year's Shakespeare on the Lawn performance of Macbeth!

The evening will include musical theatre performances, fun and an energetic mix of central Iowa’s lovers of the stage. Late summer of 2014, right when the 2014-2015 local theatre season was starting, a small group of advocates for the local theatre scene gathered. The subject was a community re

08/20/2019

DUE TO DOWN TREES AND LIMITED ACCESS SALISBURY HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED TODAY - TUESDAY, AUGUST 20.

Get your tickets now at www.salisburyhouse.org! Space is limited so advance purchase is recommended.
08/20/2019

Get your tickets now at www.salisburyhouse.org! Space is limited so advance purchase is recommended.

#HomeDitty to co-host second public #houseconcert with Salisbury House and Gardens featuring The Well Pennies on Sept. 15. Get your tickets now at: https://salisburyhouse.org/event.php?event_id=802_0. Limited space. First show sold out multiple days in advance. THE WELL PENNIES are a Folk/Pop duo consisting of husband and wife team, Bryan & Sarah Vanderpool. The pair met in Boston while supporting each other’s solo sets at folk venues around the New England area. They fell in love, ran away to California and released their debut self-titled EP that was met with critical acclaim from the Los Angeles music scene. Taking influence from 60’s & 70’s folk and pop icons like THE CARPENTERS, JAMES TAYLOR, & CAROLE KING, the pair combine their signature pop melodies and tight harmonies with beautifully produced lush arrangements. The band explains, “Our goal is to write songs that inspire something – however simple – to smile, to love, to get out and experience life.” Over 30 Million streams on Spotify and Apple Music. Billboard magazine editor Gary Trust named their album in his top 3 favorite albums of the year. The Well Pennies toured as the opening act for Diana Krall’s Turn Up the Quiet world tour and played some of the most prestigious venues in the country. Their song “Drive” won first prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and was nominated for best album and best album art at the Independent Music Awards. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the show. No food and drink from outside will be allowed. Concert will be inside. Doors open at 6:00 pm. This is a 21+ event. There will be 2- 45 minute sets + intermission. Proceeds benefit Salisbury House educational and cultural programming.

We are so excited for Iowa Stage Theatre Company and their Cloris Award nominations for Macbeth, this past year's Shakes...
08/19/2019

We are so excited for Iowa Stage Theatre Company and their Cloris Award nominations for Macbeth, this past year's Shakespeare on the Lawn performance. What an honor to be nominated for Best Sound Design, Best Costume and Makeup Design, Best Actress in a Lead Role and Best Play. It truly was a magical performance!

We are so honored to have 24 Cloris Award nominations! Come celebrate with us at the 2019 Cloris Awards Ceremony!

WE'RE HIRING!  Salisbury House is seeking an energetic, customer service-oriented individual to oversee admissions, gree...
08/08/2019

WE'RE HIRING! Salisbury House is seeking an energetic, customer service-oriented individual to oversee admissions, greet and engage guests to our historic house museum. This is an exciting part-time opportunity to apply your customer service skills to a well-respected cultural icon as a Guest Experience Associate. Visit our website to apply! https://salisburyhouse.org/

08/07/2019
Principal Charity Classic

Salisbury House Foundation is proud to partner with the Principal Charity Classic through their Birdies for Charity Program. Today they announced a record-breaking year in 2019, raising over $5.7 million for Iowa kids. Congratulations!. #PCC19

With great pride, we’d like to announce that we had a record-breaking year in 2019, raising over $5.7 million for Iowa kids. And we did it together…thank you. #PCC19

Principal Financial Group Wells Fargo Wakonda Club

08/01/2019
Carrie Nenonen- A St. Louis Realtor's adventures, tips, and finds.

Thank you for the mention Carrie Nenonen- A St. Louis Realtor's adventures, tips, and finds.!

I earned my real estate license while my youngest was in utero, and there is no doubt, the love for historic architecture is in his blood. The perfect finale to Iowa college tours? A tour of the lovely Salisbury Estate. Circa 1923, the original projected budget was $150,000... but ended with the final cost of over 3 million. It is a spectacular blend of architectural styles and interesting salvaged architectural goodies from all over the world.❤️

Get a closer peek at our visit to Salisbury House and Gardens here:
https://carrienenonen.blogspot.com/2019/07/iowa-college-tours-historic-estates.html

We are excited to announce that Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel has renewed the homeschool funding for 2020! H...
07/24/2019
Book a Private Tour - Salisbury House

We are excited to announce that Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel has renewed the homeschool funding for 2020! Homeschool students and families can now begin booking tours for the 2019-2020 school year by contacting [email protected]. Thank you to Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel for your support!

We loved having @TheCenterState here performing on Sunday! What an amazing concert! Thank you for performing and for the...
07/16/2019

We loved having @TheCenterState here performing on Sunday! What an amazing concert! Thank you for performing and for the post. And thank you to HomeDitty for bringing them to Salisbury House.

@salisburyhousedsm was an amazing venue last night. Thank you @homeditty for a sold out show in #desmoines
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#historic #homeditty #salisburyhousedsm #minitour #folklife #folkband #folk #guitar #music #violin #uprightbass #thecenterstate #ontheroad @ Salisbury House and Gardens

So excited to have @thecenterstate here performing tonight! Thank you @homeditty for your partnership in planning this c...
07/15/2019

So excited to have @thecenterstate here performing tonight! Thank you @homeditty for your partnership in planning this concert!
#desmoinesmusic #salisburyhousedsm #homeditty

Thank you for including us in this post Heartland Wedding Ideas Magazine! We really take pride in making all of our even...
07/12/2019
A Celebration of Tradition and Culture – Kierra + Cordell

Thank you for including us in this post Heartland Wedding Ideas Magazine! We really take pride in making all of our events unforgettable.

A Celebration of Tradition and Culture — It was a hot summer day when Cordell and Kierra first locked eyes at the Des Moines event, CelebrAsian, while these soon to be lovebirds were still in high school. Words were not exchanged, but they soon connected through social media. Both were a little ba...

Thank you We Are Iowa Local 5 News for having us on this morning! We are so excited about this partnership with @HomeDit...
07/10/2019
Showcasing HomeDitty artists at historic Salisbury House

Thank you We Are Iowa Local 5 News for having us on this morning! We are so excited about this partnership with @HomeDitty for Sunday's concert. Tickets are limited so get them while they are still available at www.salisburyhouse.org.

DES MOINES– Salisbury House is partnering up to bring HomeDitty artists to the metro while giving back to the historic landmark. “HomeDitty is a website where anyone can go and sign up …

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4025 Tonawanda Dr
Des Moines, IA
50312

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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