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We are excited that you are considering visiting the Historic General Dodge House. It is one of the most best-preserved Historic Homes in the United States and is overflowing with fine antiques (many of them original to the family).
Our regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the last tour taken at 4:00 pm. Tours are done on demand, so your tour will start when you arrive, there are not pre-scheduled tour times. Please allow 1 – 1 1/2 hours for your tour.
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The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays, all of January and on most holidays. The Historic General Dodge House follows the Council Bluffs School District for school closings and weekend activities in the event of bad weather. It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure we are open. Our number is (712) 322-2406.
We do rent out the Dodge House for private functions and host several special events throughout the year. During these events, part or all of this historic-house museum may be closed to the public.
The Historic General Dodge House has limited handicap accessibility. If you are physically handicapped please call in advance so we can make accommodations for you.
The Historic General Dodge House
In the fall of 1961, the home of General Grenville M. Dodge was designated a National Historic Landmark. This special honor was bestowed upon the home of General GM Dodge, not because of the house itself, but rather because of the man who lived in it. To achieve this designation the site must have local, state, and national significance. The General’s home was not only the first National Historic Landmark in Council Bluffs, but it is the only registered National Historic Landmark in the city. Currently there are 26 National Historic Landmarks in Iowa; the Historic General Dodge House has the distinction of being the second site in the state of Iowa to receive this honor.
2021 Board of Trustees
The Dodge House Board oversees all functions of this house-museum. They set policy and work with city and state entities. The current members on the Board of Trustees are President; Kathy Rieger, Vice President; Rob Dittmer, Austin Diehm, Daniel Van Houten, Chuck Hansen, Jeff Hutcheson, Laura Dodge Luther, Theresa Martin, Brandon Garrett, Jan Ehrens, Cindy Buckmaster and Nate Watson.
We ask you to please respect the General’s home. Please NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY inside the Historic General Dodge House. Pictures are allowed, but we ask that you are respectful of other guests. Postcards are available for purchase in our gift shop.
*The Historic General Dodge House is handicap accessible on the main floor.
Please call ahead so we can better assist you.