For the most recent updates, to include changes to museum hours, visit our Facebook page. Our regular hours of operation are Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, all of January and on most holidays. Tours during the month of February are by appointment only; please make reservations at least 48 hours prior to desired date. The Historic General Dodge House follows the Council Bluffs School District for school closings and weekend activities in the event of bad weather. It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure we are open. Our number is (712) 322-2406.
We do rent out the Dodge House for private functions and host several special events throughout the year. During these events, part or all of this historic-house museum may be closed to the public.
The Historic General Dodge House
In the fall of 1961, the home of General Grenville M. Dodge was designated a National Historic Landmark. This special honor was bestowed upon the home of General GM Dodge, not because of the house itself, but rather because of the man who lived in it. To achieve this designation the site must have local, state, and national significance. The General’s home was not only the first National Historic Landmark in Council Bluffs, but it is the only registered National Historic Landmark in the city. Currently there are 26 National Historic Landmarks in Iowa; the Historic General Dodge House has the distinction of being the second site in the state of Iowa to receive this honor.
2018 Board of Trustees
The Dodge House Board oversees all functions of this house-museum. They set policy and work with city and state entities. The current members on the Board of Trustees are President; Daniel Van Houten, Vice President; Kathy Rieger, Donna Barry, Connie Cryer, Rob Dittmer, Chuck Hansen, Laura Dodge Luther, Machaela Morrissey and Jack Ruesch.
The Dodge House Foundation allows donors to contribute in new exciting ways. These funds will continue to grow to support our mission. Foundation Board Members are: Ted Hoff, President; Kim McKeown, Vice-President; Matt Gronstal, Treasurer; Margit Paulsen.
Are you looking for a job with diverse responsibilities and roles? Are you able to think outside the box and manage a budget? Are you a little left and right brained? If so, this job could be for you!
The Dodge House is seeking a highly motivated, organized and creative thinker to manage all aspects of the museum – with an emphasis on managing and growing the volunteer base, along with marketing the house in a manner that drives visitors and fundraising dollars.
See job description here. Development + Marketing Director Job Description
Send Resume to Kathy Rieger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Historic General Dodge House is handicap accessible on the main floor.
Please call ahead so we can better assist you.