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Plum Grove / Lucas House, 1845


1030 Carroll Street
Iowa City, IA 52240


Open: Wednesday - Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memorial Day weekend through October


Phone: (319) 337-6846


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 is constructed of local red brick and is owned by the State Historical Society of Iowa. Authentic period furnishings of the period have been provided and are owned by the Iowa Society.

National Register of Historic Places


From I-80 take Dodge Street exit Hwy. 1 south to Kirkwood. Entrance is at the corner of Kirkwood and Carroll Streets.