Governors Mansion, Terrace Hill

Terrace Hill is excited to announce the launching of our new website,, in Summer 2015!

Iowa's Historic Governor's Mansion

Terrace Hill is open for the season as of March 3, 2015.

Terrace Hill is open for tours Tuesday-Saturday. Guided tours are given at 10:30 a.m., 11:30a.m., 12:30p.m. and 1:30p.m. Reservations are not required for groups under 10 people. Groups over 10 are required to make reservations. All tours are guided.

Terrace Hill will be closed for Tours on:
Thursday, August 20, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Check or cash only.

$5.00 for adults
$2.00 for children (ages 6-12)
Students with a school group are free

To make a tour reservation or for questions regarding volunteering, contact Karen Engel at 515-281-3604 or email Karen Engel.

For all other inquiries, please call Lisa Schneider at 515-281-7205 or email Lisa Schneider.

New this year to the Terrace Hill Events Schedule!

The First Lady’s Summer Porch Sipper Series
Looking for a unique and fun way to add some excitement to your Summer?

Join us at Terrace Hill as we celebrate Summer! Enjoy refreshing summer cocktails and hors d'oeuvres outside on Terrace Hill's magnificent East Porch with Iowa's First Lady, Chris Branstad.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – 6pm, $45/person
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 – 6pm, $45/person
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – 6pm, $45/person

For more information and how to register 


Volunteer Information