Jordan House Weekly Guided Tours

As of July 1, 2021, masks are recommended, but not required to tour the Jordan House Museum. All tours will be guided by a docent. Please arrive at the Jordan House Museum at the top of the hour (11am or 1pm.)

*People may choose to continue wearing a mask at any time and all visitors will be respectful of other people’s individual decisions.

*Masks are kindly encouraged for unvaccinated people and for anyone who feels more comfortable wearing one. Free masks will continue to be available.

All visitors must pre-purchase a tour ticket. There may be walk-up availability, but this is not guaranteed. 

Friday tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours before the tour begins, and Sunday tour tickets must be purchased before 5pm the Friday before.

To reserve a ticket for 11am Friday, please click here.

To reserve a Friday 1pm tour ticket, please click here.

To reserve a Sunday 11am tour ticket, please click here.

To reserve a Sunday 1pm tour ticket, please click here.

Private & Group Tours

Private & group tours can be scheduled Monday-Thursday or on a weekend, depending on availability of tour guides.  There is a $50 minimum for a private tour. ASL interpretation is available at no extra charge for private tours as well. To schedule a tour of the Jordan House or Bennett School museums, please call 515.225.1286 or email

Bennett School Museum Tours

If you would like to reserve a private tour of the Bennett School Museum, please call 515.225.1286

Events and Activities

West Des Moines Historical Society provides significant learning experiences at two historic sites for hundreds of visitors and school children each year. In addition to regular tours available at The Jordan House and Bennett School, we offer other community events. Please check our website and Facebook page for dates and additional information.