Museum Hours

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. 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 Dodge House will CLOSED FOR PUBLIC TOURS to allow for special events.

Christmas at the Dodge House

“150 Christmases at the Historic General Dodge House”

Celebrating 150 Christmases at the Historic General Dodge House, the House will be in all it’s holiday splendor for Christmas tours November 26, 2019 and continuing through December 31, 2019.  Christmas trees will be displayed in every room of the Dodge House and Beresheim House, adorned in white lights and beautiful decorations.  

December Extended Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – 10:00 – 5:00

Wednesday – 10:00 – 5:00

Thursday – 10:00 – 8:00

Friday – 10:00 – 5:00

Saturday – 10:00 – 5:00

Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00


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.


2019 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, Wes Nordquist, Chuck Hansen, Jeff Hutcheson, 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.

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.