The Granger House Victorian Museum

The Granger House Victorian Museum The Granger House (1848) and its associated carriage house (1879) reflect the lifestyle of a successful middle-class family in the late 1800s.

The Granger House Victorian Museum is a snapshot in time from the Victorian Era. Located in Marion, Iowa, the house was built in 1848 and added onto until 1880. Tours are available during open times or by appointment.

The house will be closed for tours this weekend, but please visit us in the near future for tours.  Check our events tab...
05/18/2019

The house will be closed for tours this weekend, but please visit us in the near future for tours. Check our events tab here, or on our website for upcoming events!

Have a great weekend!

*As a side note: We do have rental opportunities, so please message us for further details regarding that.

In anticipation of our Queen Victoria event on May 24th, we thought we'd give you a little insight into what some royals...
05/17/2019
5 weird habits of royals through history

In anticipation of our Queen Victoria event on May 24th, we thought we'd give you a little insight into what some royals were really doing behind closed doors.😳🀭😬😲

From sharing their beds with the bodies of saints to kissing their bed linen to test for poison, monarchs of the past maintained some truly bizarre habits. Here, in extracts taken from her latest book, The Royal Art of Poison, author Eleanor Herman reveals some of the strangest practices of royals t...

05/16/2019
The Cold Blue Premiere Event

Thursday, May 23 this documentary on WWII will be premiering worldwide. You can see it at Cedar Rapids Galaxy Cine. (For those of you not in the area, be sure to check the "Buy Tickets" tab to find a theater near you.)

THE COLD BLUE is a tribute to the men who won the ultimate victory - 75 years ago. Extraordinary, never before seen color footage shot by one of the world's greatest directors, William Wyler, puts you 30,000 feet over Nazi Germany, battling killer flak, enemy fighters and 60 below degree temperatures. All the odds were stacked against returning home alive - and men literally died to bring this harrowing footage into theaters today. Now, you can fly alongside the last surviving heroes who flew, who fought, who won - the men who just might have saved the world.

We were lucky enough today to have an amazing group of Marion High School Students at the house to assist us with cleani...
05/13/2019

We were lucky enough today to have an amazing group of Marion High School Students at the house to assist us with cleaning out the carriage house, moving lots of stuff, lawn work, working in the flower beds, moving limestone, and so much more! We are very thankful that they chose us to spend their "One Day in May" with! The students did an amazing job and worked wonderfully together. Great team!!

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at The Granger House 🌺
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at The Granger House 🌺

05/11/2019

The house will be closed for tours today, but please join us tomorrow night for the next segment in our History of Mysteries, where Paul will discuss the Bermuda Triangle!

The program begins at 6 pm and tickets can be reserved online or at the door. Members are free. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening!

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05/07/2019

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Time to get this party started!  Adopt a Highway clean up day 😎#ghvm #savetheplanet#weloveourvolunteers
05/04/2019

Time to get this party started! Adopt a Highway clean up day 😎

#ghvm #savetheplanet
#weloveourvolunteers

A little history insight for your Monday night
04/29/2019
Eva Braun: life with Adolf Hitler

A little history insight for your Monday night

Eva Braun (1912–1945) was the long term companion of Adolf Hitler. The pair married on 29 April 1945 – just one day before they both died by suicide. Here, German historian Heike B GΓΆrtemaker – author of Eva Braun: Life with Hitler – answers some of the key questions about the Nazi leader's...

We enjoyed having Karen Taylor back at the house for her Emil Fevery Titanic Survivor presentation!  Thank you to those ...
04/29/2019

We enjoyed having Karen Taylor back at the house for her Emil Fevery Titanic Survivor presentation!

Thank you to those who were able to join us.

Our very own, "Dora" hosted a group of Marion High School history students today by providing them with a walk back in t...
04/25/2019

Our very own, "Dora" hosted a group of Marion High School history students today by providing them with a walk back in time, sharing some history about the house and the Granger family.

Thank you, Diane!

Spring is blooming all over at The Granger House πŸ’πŸŒ±πŸŒ·Be sure to check out our upcoming events and make a point o...
04/25/2019

Spring is blooming all over at The Granger House πŸ’πŸŒ±πŸŒ·

Be sure to check out our upcoming events and make a point of stopping out to see us!!

The Granger House Victorian Museum will be closed today so that our volunteers and board members can enjoy the day with ...
04/21/2019

The Granger House Victorian Museum will be closed today so that our volunteers and board members can enjoy the day with family and friends.

From our house to yours, may your Easter be happy! πŸ’

04/20/2019

When your friends at The Granger House pick up on your subtle hint that the peanuts at the bottom of the tree are gone, they bring you more 🐿️

We love the wildlife that resides on the property!

04/15/2019
A little knowledge for your Monday
04/15/2019
The American Civil War: 7 facts and fictions

A little knowledge for your Monday

The American Civil War – fought between the United States and 11 southern states that had formed the 'Confederate States of America' – began in 1861 and ended in 1865. It was America's bloodiest clash, claiming more than 620,000 lives. Yet, argues novelist David Sanger, the four-year war is ofte...

We had a packed house for Troy Taylor's presentation of the Villisca Ax Murders.  Thank you for all who came out.  You c...
04/14/2019

We had a packed house for Troy Taylor's presentation of the Villisca Ax Murders. Thank you for all who came out. You can read Troy's book "Murdered in their Beds" to hear more about this unsolved case.

Tonight's event, A Night with the Ax Man, is completely sold out!
04/13/2019

Tonight's event, A Night with the Ax Man, is completely sold out!

The story of how women got the right to vote is one that affects us all, especially the ladies, but did you know this st...
04/10/2019
How Women Got the Vote Is a Far More Complex Story Than the History Textbooks Reveal

The story of how women got the right to vote is one that affects us all, especially the ladies, but did you know this story has a special tie to Iowa? Leader of the movement, Carrie Chapman Catt, is a native of our great state!

An immersive story about the bold and diverse women who helped secure the right to vote is on view at the National Portrait Gallery

We're pleased to announce that our event this coming Saturday, "A Night with the Ax Man", is nearly sold out.  There are...
04/09/2019
Marion Historical Museum Inc.

We're pleased to announce that our event this coming Saturday, "A Night with the Ax Man", is nearly sold out. There are just a few tickets remaining, so be sure to get yours before they're gone!
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a wonderful example of Victorian Italianate architecture, The Granger House Victorian Museum is the only restored middle-class family home in the Cedar Rapids area. Occupied by a single family for nearly 100 years, the house contains many of its...

What a gorgeous day!  The temps are perfect, the wildlife is out, and the sky is blue.  An amazing start to our week!  W...
04/08/2019

What a gorgeous day! The temps are perfect, the wildlife is out, and the sky is blue. An amazing start to our week!

We have a couple of great events planned for this weekend, so please sure to register online to secure a spot! You won't want to miss them.

Saturday, April 13 - Author, Troy Taylor, An Evening with the Axman, 7 pm

Sunday, April 14 - A History of Mysteries Presents: The Mary Celeste, 6 pm

The Granger House will be closed for tours this weekend, but to make it up to you we've got events lined up for both Sat...
04/04/2019

The Granger House will be closed for tours this weekend, but to make it up to you we've got events lined up for both Saturday AND Sunday next week!
April 13- A Night with the Ax Man
April 14- A History of Mysteries: The Mary Celeste

The Granger House Victorian Museum's cover photo
04/04/2019

The Granger House Victorian Museum's cover photo

03/31/2019

Find us on Twitter @grangermuseum

Did you know Bonnie and Clyde have history in Iowa?  A memorial near Dexter commemorates a shoot out that occurred in De...
03/27/2019
Here's the Real Story of How Bonnie and Clyde Died

Did you know Bonnie and Clyde have history in Iowa? A memorial near Dexter commemorates a shoot out that occurred in Dexfield Park while a plaque in Stuart marks the site of one of their notorious bank robberies.

Here's what really happened to the criminals from Netflix's 'The Highwaymen.'

03/22/2019

Please note that our event "A Night with Shakespeare" has been postponed from this Saturday evening. Stay tuned for a makeup date

Welcome to the first day of spring!   πŸ’
03/21/2019

Welcome to the first day of spring! πŸ’

03/16/2019

The house is closed today for tours due to our SOLD OUT Fancy Nancy Tea, party. *****We will be back open tomorrow, 1 - 4 pm!*****

03/12/2019

What lies beneath

Seeking the Paranormal  - The first topic of 2019 was about the mystery surrounding the Bell Witch.  Paranormal Director...
03/12/2019

Seeking the Paranormal - The first topic of 2019 was about the mystery surrounding the Bell Witch.

Paranormal Director, Sarah Hyatt, presented. There was also a nice discussion afterwards with those attending tonight's event.

Please join us each month for more great topics and discussion!

Daylight Saving Time for 2019 is Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m.This means when your clock strikes 2, it actually becomes 3 a...
03/10/2019

Daylight Saving Time for 2019 is Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m.

This means when your clock strikes 2, it actually becomes 3 a.m. So don't forget to turn your clocks forward one hour Sunday!!

While some people love gaining the extra hour of afternoon daylight, most don't enjoy losing the extra sleep.

Daylight Saving is a good time to get in the habit of changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Fire safety officials recommend changing those batteries at least once a year and replacing the detectors every 10 years, even if they're hard-wired.

03/09/2019

We've had a few questions regarding the weather and our Flashlight Tour that is scheduled for tonight. The rain is expected to end around 8 pm, with temps remaining in the mid 30's. We don't expect any delays or cancellations of this event.

Please dress warm, as we will be going out to the Carriage House at some point!

Happy International Women's Day to all the wonderful women everywhere!
03/08/2019

Happy International Women's Day to all the wonderful women everywhere!

Stop by the Waterloo Psychic and Paranormal Expo this weekend and say hi to Sarah and Adam.  They'll be there sharing in...
03/02/2019

Stop by the Waterloo Psychic and Paranormal Expo this weekend and say hi to Sarah and Adam. They'll be there sharing information about the house and getting people signed up for our March 9th flashlight tour!

Murder, mayhem, and misinformation??
02/26/2019
The big debate: was Edward II really murdered?

Murder, mayhem, and misinformation??

In 2005, the bestselling historian Ian Mortimer caused a storm when he argued that Edward II had not been assassinated at Berkeley Castle in 1327 – received opinion for almost 700 years – and was still alive in 1330. His theory has attracted numerous critics, among them the medieval academic Nic...

We enjoyed having the Speculative Fiction Writing class from Cornell College visit us this morning!  They wanted to lear...
02/18/2019

We enjoyed having the Speculative Fiction Writing class from Cornell College visit us this morning! They wanted to learn more about the house, as well as the paranormal aspect.

Thank you to our tour hosts, Sarah, Adam, Bobbi and Vicki

We will be closed for tours today due to the snow fall, in addition to what is expected as the day goes on.  The snow is...
02/17/2019

We will be closed for tours today due to the snow fall, in addition to what is expected as the day goes on.

The snow is pretty, so enjoy the beauty of it! Stay safe and warm.

Volunteer, Diane, giving tours to Marion High School students at the house today!
02/15/2019

Volunteer, Diane, giving tours to Marion High School students at the house today!

Our own resident squirrel, Sammy, is out enjoying an acorn that he likely had stashed away, along with some much-needed ...
02/13/2019

Our own resident squirrel, Sammy, is out enjoying an acorn that he likely had stashed away, along with some much-needed sunshine today. We hope everyone has been able to dig their way out from this last snowstorm.

Spring is only 35 days away, and we are ready! Stay warm and safe, everyone!

Address

970 10th St
Marion, IA
52302

General information

Tour hours: Saturdays: 1-4 p.m. Sundays: 1-4 p.m. Private or group tours are available by appointment.. Call 319-377-6672 or email us at [email protected]

Opening Hours

Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(319) 377-6672

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