Effective March 17, 2020
For the most recent updates, to include changes to museum hours, visit our Facebook page. Our regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the last tour taken at 4:00 pm. The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays, all of January and on most holidays. 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.
2020 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, Jan Ehrens, Rob Dittmer, Wes Nordquist, Chuck Hansen, Jeff Hutcheson, Laura Dodge Luther, Machaela Morrissey, Theresa Martin 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.
We ask you to please respect the General’s home. Please NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY inside the Historic General Dodge House. Pictures are allowed, but we ask that you are respectful of other guests. Postcards are available for purchase in our gift shop.
*The Historic General Dodge House is handicap accessible on the main floor.
Please call ahead so we can better assist you.