Terrace Hill is one of the nation’s most accessible governor’s residences. Guided tours of the first two floors and historic gardens take visitors back to the Victorian lifestyle of the late 1880s.

Tours last approximately one hour and begin in the Carriage House, which once contained horse stalls and carriages, and now has been renovated into a visitor’s center, museum, and gift shop.


Cash or check ONLY

$5 for Adults
$2 for children (6-12)
FREE for students with a school and 1 free chaperone per 10 students


Open for tours March through December. Closed most holidays.

Access to Terrace Hill and its grounds is available by guided tour only. Self-guided tours are not permitted. Visitors are to check in at the Carriage House prior to the start of each tour.

Guided Tours are given Tuesday-Saturday at the following times:
10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.

Walk-ins under 10 people are welcome at ALL the scheduled tour times without reservations. Groups over ten people must make a reservation online or call 515-281-7205.

Groups and Motor Coach

Large groups and motor coaches are welcome at Terrace Hill. Please call 515-281-7205 or schedule a tour online.


Terrace Hill is living history for children, and a great educational opportunity for educators. Tours for school field trips are free for students and these groups receive 1 free chaperone per 10 students. Please call 515-281-7205 or schedule a tour online.


Terrace Hill is accessible to those with disabilities. Please notify the Carriage House office at 515-281-7205 prior to arrival to make the necessary arrangements.

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