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Salisbury House & Gardens is located in the heart of Des Moines' South of Grand neighborhood. From 235, take the 42nd Street exit. Proceed South on 42nd Street for about 1/2 mile. Turn left on Tonawanda Drive. Salisbury House & Gardens is located at 4025 Tonawanda Drive. It is the the third property on the North side of the street. Parking is available in the main lot. Handicap parking is available on the North side of the property in the circle drive. To access the circle drive, you will need to proceed up the driveway and wind around the West side of the building.
All guests need to register for tours in the Cottage on the North side of the house.
The house is handicap accessible to a degree. There is an elevator that allows access to the second floor, but there are steps that lead to some of the bedrooms and steps that lead from the Great Hall to the Common Room. The restrooms are handicapped accessible.
Please note, the house is situated up on a hill. Handicap parking is available on the circle drive on the North side of the house. To access the circle drive, guests need to follow the driveway around the West side of the house.
Salisbury House & Gardens is an idyllic backdrop for private and corporate gatherings. The property can be rented for weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, holiday gatherings and meetings. Salisbury House & Gardens provides a majestic setting for all occasions. If you are interested in hosting a private or corporate event at Salisbury House & Gardens, call 515-274-1777 or email us for more information.
Non-commercial photography is allowed during paid tours of Salisbury House & Gardens.
Those interested in scheduling a photography session on our premises, need to make advance arrangements with the Administrative Office. You may click on the photography policy to see more detailed information. This policy ensures that there are no scheduling conflicts and that our staff and volunteers have proper documentation as to who will be on the premises of the museum and grounds.
Salisbury House & Gardens is owned by the Salisbury House Foundation. The home and the original collections from the Weeks family were purchased in 1998 from the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA). Salisbury House served as the headquarters for ISEA from 1954-1998. ISEA moved their offices from Salisbury House in 1999.