Open: Apr 1 to Nov 1: Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Directions: From Davenport, to 8 miles on Route 61. Turn east on F33 to McCausland. Follow the signs.
The Iowa boyhood home of Buffalo Bill Cody, Government Scout and Wild West showman, is nestled in the scenic hillside overlooking the rich Iowa prairie where burros, buffalo, and longhorn cattle still graze to add to the atmosphere of this home.
The 1847 farmhouse was built by Isaac Cody, Buffalo Bill's father, of native limestone and contains walnut floors and trim. The homestead, with its 1870 addition, is furnished with items typical of the mid-19th-century.
The 1847 main room, with whitewashed walls and special woven rag rug, contains a walnut cupboard, daybed with coverlet, chairs, tables, melodeon, prints, chests, and appropriate accessories.
The 1870 bedroom has painted cottage furniture, scenic hand-painted window shades and decorative items of the times.
These furnishings are added to each year by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Iowa as they cooperate with the Scott County Park Commission to upgrade the appearance of the house and grounds.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES