Press Release: Terrace Hill to Reopen for Tours on July 7, 2020, with Updated Tour Policies

Thursday, June 25, 2020

For Release: Immediately

Subject: Terrace Hill to Reopen for Tours on July 7, 2020, with Updated Tour Policies

Contact: Diane Becker
Terrace Hill Administrator
[email protected] / 515.242.5841

More than three months after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Terrace Hill will reopen for tours on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. New procedures have been established in order to offer a safe tour experience for our visitors and tour guides. These policies have been developed in accordance with current health guidelines and best practices.

Please read the following updated policies and procedures regarding scheduling and taking a guided tour at Terrace Hill:

  • Guided tours will be offered Tuesdays – Saturdays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
  • ALL visitors are required to make a reservation for a Terrace Hill tour. All reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your tour.
  • Reservations can be made only by calling 515-242-5841.
  • Each tour time will be limited to no more than 6 guests; all guests must live in the same household. Until further notice, no groups of more than 6 people will be able to tour Terrace Hill (this includes summer camps, school groups, daycare groups, family reunions, etc.)
  • It is highly suggested that visitors bring a face mask to wear during the tour. Terrace Hill staff members and tour guides who interact with visitors will be required to wear masks.
  • A distance of at least 6 feet should be maintained between the tour guide and tour group throughout the tour. 
  • Any visitor who feels sick must stay home.
  • Terrace Hill staff will clean and disinfect tour spaces between every tour time.

Admission for Terrace Hill Tours:
Cash or check ONLY
$5 for Adults
$2 for Children (Ages 6-12)
FREE for Children ages 5 and under

Terrace Hill, Iowa Governor’s Residence and National Historic Landmark, is located at 2300 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. Guided tours are offered March through December, Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Advance reservations are required; please call 515-242-5841 to make a reservation.

For more information on events and tours at Terrace Hill, visit

Printed from the Terrace Hill website on September 22, 2020 at 12:27pm.