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Jordan House

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Stately Victorian home was built in 1850 by the first Anglo European settler in West Des Moines, James C. Jordan. Was once part of the Underground Railroad. As of 9/2020:
  • Self guided tours are available every Sunday, barring holiday or weather conditions.
  • Much purchase tickets prior to tour.
  • Tours are 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Private and group tours can be scheduled Monday-Saturday.
Please go to or the West Des Moines Historical Society's Facebook page for the latest on tours. No tours January.
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