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.

Today (February 23rd) in 1937 Dora Krouse Granger passed away at the age of 87.Dora Krouse Granger was born in Germany o...
02/24/2020

Today (February 23rd) in 1937 Dora Krouse Granger passed away at the age of 87.

Dora Krouse Granger was born in Germany on January 23rd, 1850. Her family came to the United States when she was 4 years old and settled in Toddville Iowa. Throughout her life she was a mother to 6 children, started the Marion reading circle, was in the women's temperance union and was very active in her church.

We are still actively pursuing donations for our roof project!  We have gotten so much closer to our end goal, thanks to...
02/16/2020
Campaign for Project Granger House Roof organized by Vicki Noah

We are still actively pursuing donations for our roof project!

We have gotten so much closer to our end goal, thanks to the kind donations that we have received so far!! Please consider a donation via our GoFundMe Page, or by locating the link on our website, located in our Help Our Cause section.

We are also offering an incentive for any donation over $100.00, and that you will receive a one-year membership! Membership provides for free tours, as well as discounts to most events and presentations at the house during the year.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us or send an email and we will get back to you.
(319) 377-6672 (voice mail checked throughout the week)
[email protected]
https://grangerhouse.org/

https://www.gofundme.com/f/vicki039s-campaign-for-marion-historical-museum-inc?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_shareflow_w&fbclid=IwAR2tX6enPs5hOZ_V6rruCzZdQr13gZBX4Tn4-AoFyeGA9nM_W3H3T_0JR4c

Vicki Noah Campaign for Project Granger House Roof https://grangerhouse.org/ Want to join us in making a difference? We're raising money to renovate the roof

02/10/2020
We’re excited to share that all Hy-Vee stores are now offering the Giving Tag Program! Every time a customer buys a $2.5...
02/08/2020

We’re excited to share that all Hy-Vee stores are now offering the Giving Tag Program!

Every time a customer buys a $2.50 red My Heart Reusable Bag at any Hy-Vee store, they can direct a $1 donation to The Granger House Victorian Museum by using the attached Giving Tag.

Visit your local Hy-Vee and pick one up today!

The world gained a strong-willed woman on this day in 1913.  Happy birthday, Ms. Parks!
02/04/2020
Rosa Parks

The world gained a strong-willed woman on this day in 1913. Happy birthday, Ms. Parks!

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott; its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities.

02/02/2020

The house will be closed today, but please check back!

Enjoy the beautiful day 🌞

This week in history...
01/30/2020
The Liberation of Auschwitz: January 27, 1945

This week in history...

On January 27, 1945, 75-years ago this month, the Soviet Army pried open the gates of Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland and liberated some 7,000 emaciated prisoners. About 58,0…

One of our Granger House followers captured this beautiful picture of the house this morning!  Thank you for taking this...
01/24/2020

One of our Granger House followers captured this beautiful picture of the house this morning!

Thank you for taking this and sharing it with me, Sharon Scott!

~Vicki

NEW YEAR, NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!!   ~Are you looking for a great community involvement opportunity?  ~Have volunte...
01/19/2020

NEW YEAR, NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!!

~Are you looking for a great community involvement opportunity?
~Have volunteer hours that you need to use for school, work, church or possibly even a boy scout/girl scout troop trying to earn a badge?
~Looking for something different to help out with?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then the Granger House is looking for you!

Some of the volunteer items include, but are not limited to:
•Docents to give tours
•Cleaning
•Snow removal
•Mowing/raking/upkeep of our flower beds
•Maintenance of the buildings and property
•Events (helping to set up, tear down and planning)

If you are interested, please send an email to Vicki to discuss this further! You can also leave a message at the museum at 319-377-6672 and your call will be returned.

We look forward to meeting you!

For the safety of our visitors and volunteers, we are closed due to the inclement weather and road conditions. Stay safe...
01/18/2020

For the safety of our visitors and volunteers, we are closed due to the inclement weather and road conditions.

Stay safe and warm! ❄️

Iowa is full of little treasures (like The Granger House).  One of the most amazing is the Grotto of the Redemption.  Wh...
01/15/2020
6 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Grotto of the Redemption in Iowa

Iowa is full of little treasures (like The Granger House). One of the most amazing is the Grotto of the Redemption. Whether you've been or not, here are some fun facts about this man-made Iowa wonder.

Grotto of the Redemption is incredibly unique and the more you know about it, the more amazing it gets. In fact, here are 6 fascinating things you probably never knew about this

We had a great helper today at The Granger House while we took the Christmas decorations down.  Actually, Hunter was the...
01/13/2020

We had a great helper today at The Granger House while we took the Christmas decorations down. Actually, Hunter was the supervisor!

NOTICE: Due to the expected snowstorm, we will not be conducting tours on Saturday, January 11
01/10/2020

NOTICE: Due to the expected snowstorm, we will not be conducting tours on Saturday, January 11

We had such a beautiful sunset this evening, to top off a gorgeous day!
01/10/2020

We had such a beautiful sunset this evening, to top off a gorgeous day!

Be sure to make The Granger House one of your travel destination stops in 2020!  While you're in town, you can enjoy som...
01/06/2020

Be sure to make The Granger House one of your travel destination stops in 2020! While you're in town, you can enjoy some of the other great options in the Marion area.

We can be located in the Cedar Rapids Tourism 2020 Guide on page 44, as well as the map on page 60.

The Cedar Rapids 2020 Visitor Guide is available now online! View it and request a printed copy (available mid-January) at https://www.tourismcedarrapids.com/request-a-visitors-guide/

01/01/2020
12/29/2019
Merry Christmas to you and yours, from the board members and volunteers at The Granger House Victorian Museum!
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas to you and yours, from the board members and volunteers at The Granger House Victorian Museum!

Happy birthday to Paranormal Director, Sarah Hyatt!
12/23/2019

Happy birthday to Paranormal Director, Sarah Hyatt!

12/22/2019

Please join us this afternoon with Charles Dickens at 2:30 pm today! It is our last event of 2019, so don't miss it 📜

Are you looking for a unique gift idea for family, friends or co-workers?  Purchase a gift certificate at The Granger Ho...
12/21/2019

Are you looking for a unique gift idea for family, friends or co-workers? Purchase a gift certificate at The Granger House that can be used for items from our gift shop, towards events, and memberships!

Email us at [email protected] to find out how to get yours just in time for your holiday gift giving!

•All proceeds continue to go to our roof restoration project goal.

Hopefully, you were able to make it to our program last month about the Underground Railroad stop in Salem, IA.  There a...
12/21/2019
The Tiny Iowa Town Of Lewis Was Once A Stop Along The Underground Railroad

Hopefully, you were able to make it to our program last month about the Underground Railroad stop in Salem, IA. There are actually a number of stops here in Iowa, and this is one of them. (In case you missed our last program, we'll be having another on February 16th- be watching for details!)

Not many people realize just how important this rural town was during the time of slavery.

Need a great Christmas gift idea?!?!  Purchase one of our Granger House t-shirts for those on your list!  Most sizes are...
12/16/2019

Need a great Christmas gift idea?!?! Purchase one of our Granger House t-shirts for those on your list!

Most sizes are only $15.00, and we have a variety of colors in stock! (*The gold t-shirts are only $7.00 with limited sizes available.)

Hassle free online ordering, and a time can be arranged for pick up at the museum! If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Stop by and talk to Santa at The Granger House!  🎅Our open house is from 11 am - 4 pm today and we have lots of goodies ...
12/15/2019

Stop by and talk to Santa at The Granger House! 🎅

Our open house is from 11 am - 4 pm today and we have lots of goodies to share!

Happy birthday to board member, Steve Weeks!
12/14/2019

Happy birthday to board member, Steve Weeks!

Happy birthday to volunteer, Bobbi McCoy!
12/12/2019

Happy birthday to volunteer, Bobbi McCoy!

The Granger House is decorated inside and out!  Christmas is in the air ✨
12/02/2019

The Granger House is decorated inside and out! Christmas is in the air ✨

Happy birthday to our Board Vice President, Vicki Noah!
11/28/2019

Happy birthday to our Board Vice President, Vicki Noah!

From our home to yours, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/2019

From our home to yours, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

11/23/2019

Our apologies, but the museum is closed this weekend.

Before you dig in, read up! Think how impressed everybody at your Thanksgiving celebration will be by your new found edu...
11/21/2019
7 facts you might not know about the history of Thanksgiving

Before you dig in, read up!

Think how impressed everybody at your Thanksgiving celebration will be by your new found education!

Why does America celebrate Thanksgiving and when was the first Thanksgiving? Was turkey always on the menu? Here, we bring you the facts about the history of Thanksgiving…

We are closed for the weekend, due to hosting a table for the house at the Quad Cities Expo in Davenport.  Stop up to se...
11/16/2019

We are closed for the weekend, due to hosting a table for the house at the Quad Cities Expo in Davenport. Stop up to see us!

Another great morning with Marion students at The Granger House.  Volunteer Diane Nitz did a great job showing the stude...
11/15/2019

Another great morning with Marion students at The Granger House. Volunteer Diane Nitz did a great job showing the students what Victorian life in Iowa was really like. They were a great and attentive group!

A sincere thank you to those who lost their lives, and for those who continue to fight for our freedom. The Granger Hous...
11/12/2019

A sincere thank you to those who lost their lives, and for those who continue to fight for our freedom.

The Granger House team

A beautiful night at The Granger House.
11/09/2019

A beautiful night at The Granger House.

The Granger House Victorian Museum's cover photo
11/05/2019

The Granger House Victorian Museum's cover photo

11/03/2019

We will be closed today for tours, but please check back with us for future postings and events. Have a great day!

Happy birthday to volunteer, Anna Atkins! 🎂
11/03/2019

Happy birthday to volunteer, Anna Atkins! 🎂

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 3, at 2 A.M., so prepare Saturday evening to “fall back” by setting your...
11/03/2019

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 3, at 2 A.M., so prepare Saturday evening to “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour!

A very happy and safe Halloween from all of us at The Granger House to all of you!
10/31/2019

A very happy and safe Halloween from all of us at The Granger House to all of you!

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 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(319) 377-6672

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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 original furnishings and is decorated to reflect the lifestyle of a successful, late 19th-century middle-class family.

The Granger House Victorian Museum offers weekly tours, frequent programs, and several community outreach opportunities.

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Thank you Sarah and Adam for representing The Granger House this weekend and getting the word out about just how amazing this house is. And thank you to Ghost Crier for being kind enough to share your experiences from your visit as well. We can't wait to see how many new visitors we'll be getting because of all of you. 👻
The Granger House Victorian Museum is in Iowa's new afternoon tea directory from Destination Tea (www.destinationtea.com/iowa)! #IAAfternoonTea
Our son, a 2nd grader, had a great time Saturday at Christmas with Mrs. Claus. Thank you SO much for the incredible experience. The story Mrs. Claus read has made a lasting impact, and he's now busy preparing items for others, just as the book suggested. He listened on the tour, is still talking about things he learned. Due to a busy schedule Saturday morning, my wife, 14 year old son, and I were also able to make memories along with this experience as we 'replaced each other' to make sure our son could attend. Actually, we are glad it worked out that way as none of us have attended this event, and we are all talking about what we were there for! What a great experience! And, our youngest son is fully believing in the magic of Christmas, and this experience was just awesome. Thank you again. Thank you to all of you that helped. We appreciated it!
Start time 7PM!
The house looks absolutely beautiful in this light!