Salisbury House & Gardens

4025 Tonawanda Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50312- Map It
(515) 274-1777

AAA Editor Notes

Salisbury House & Gardens is 1 mi. s. off I-235 exit 5B (42nd St.) at 4025 Tonawanda Dr. This 42-room English manor home, completed in 1928, was designed after the 15th-century King's House in Salisbury, England. Cosmetics magnate Carl Weeks and his wife Edith, both avid collectors, filled their mansion with antiques, rare books and documents, and fine and decorative arts. The grounds include gardens, woodlands and a nature trail. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Self-guiding tour $8; $7 (ages 65+); $2 (ages 6-12). Guided tour $12; $11 (ages 65+); $3 (ages 6-12).
Hours: Open Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, Mar.-Dec.; Tues.-Fri. 10-3, rest of year. Guided 75-minute tours are given Tues.-Sat. at 11 and 1:30, Sun. at 1:30, Mar.-Dec.; Tues.-Fri. at 11, rest of year. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Phone ahead to confirm schedule, particularly January through February. Closed major holidays.