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Historic General Dodge House

Open with precautions

Beginning July 1, 2020, our hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The last admission to the home is at 4 p.m.

Here is what to expect upon your arrival:

Once inside the home, you will have three ways to enjoy the Historic General Dodge House:

  1. You can self-tour with a paper guide. (You will be the first person ever to have touched it)
  2. You may have a docent guide you through the home. Guests who really enjoy history will love this option the most!
  3. You may use one of our audio guides. These are very detailed. Our audio guides will be sanitized after each use. 

After your tour, you may return to your car or to the Beresheim House to shop. During your visit, don't hesitate to ask questions.

You are our guest and we want you to enjoy yourself! Feel free to call the Dodge House ahead of time at 712-322-2406 or email us at if you have any questions or need special accommodations. We look forward to your visit.

Statement of Assurance

605 South 3rd Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 322-2406

This three-story, 14-room, lavish Victorian home was built in 1869 by General Grenville M. Dodge, a Civil War veteran and the "greatest railroad builder of all time." The home is historically authentic. The home is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last tour of the day begins at 4 p.m.

In December, in addition to their regular hours, the home is also open until 8 p.m. on Thursday and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The home is closed in January and on government holidays.

Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Hours may be subject to change. The Council Bluffs CVB recommends contacting the business to confirm hours.

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Dodge House Entry

Parlors 1st Floor

Map to Historic General Dodge House

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