PLUM GROVE (1844)
1030 Carroll Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 337-6846 and(319) 351-5738

Plum GroveOpen: Memorial Day weekend to the last Sunday in October, Wednesday through Sunday: 1:00. to 5:00 p.m.
Directions: From I-90, take Dodge Street Exit (Highway #1) south to Kirkwood. Entrance is at the corner of Kirkwood and Carroll Streets.

Plum Grove was the home of Robert Lucas, Iowa's first Territorial Governor. He and his wife, Friendly, built this house in the middle of a plum grove in 1844.

The two-story Greek Revival house, constructed of local red brick, is owned by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Authentic period furnishings of the period have been provided by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Iowa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Erik Kvalsvik