Book a Private Tour

Salisbury House & Gardens offers private tours for student groups and adult groups during our regular hours of operation. Tours take guests through the historic mansion, telling the story of Salisbury House and its creation, sharing the history of the family who built it and highlighting significant features in each room. Please note, due to its historic nature, parts of Salisbury House have limited handicapped accessibility. For any questions, please call us at 515-274-1777.

Student Groups
Reservations may be made for student groups ages third grade and higher. Supplemental educational materials are available upon request.

Click here to request a private tour for students.

Adult Groups
Reservations for private tours may be made for groups of 10 or more. Groups less than 10 will be asked to join one of the regularly scheduled tours open to the public.

Standard admission rates apply to groups less than 20. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for a discounted rate of $10 per person.

Click here to request a private tour for adults.

Prairie Meadows Home Education Program
Salisbury House Foundation strives to provide educational opportunities and access to diverse learning groups. This program is focused on engaging home education groups in the culture and history of Salisbury House through grade-appropriate, hour-long guided tours of our museum. 

Thanks to funding from Prairie Meadows, we are pleased to offer these tours, at no cost, to 100 students in home education groups. Group applications will be approved, contingent upon meeting the eligibility requirements, on a first-come, first-served basis. This program will end on June 29, 2018.

For further information and to apply, please click on the links below:

Completed applications can be emailed to