Madison County Historical Complex

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815 S 2nd Ave
Winterset , IA 50273
(515) 462-2134
Hours:
Open May 1 - Oct. 31; Mon.-Sat. 11am-4pm; Sun. 1pm-5pm or by appointment

About Us

The history of Madison County preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy.

From its humble beginning in 1904, the Madison County Historical Society has developed into a complex which includes 14 read more
  • About

    The history of Madison County preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy.

    From its humble beginning in 1904, the Madison County Historical Society has developed into a complex which includes 14 buildings located on 18 picturesque acres on the south edge of Winterset, Iowa. Represented in this complex is a lasting record of a way of life of the people of Madison County, Iowa preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy. We welcome all people interested in exploring the past through the lens of local history!

    Here's what you can enjoy at the Madison County Historical Complex:
    One of the finest county museums in the Midwest!
    Over 12,000 artifacts housed in 14 buildings on 18 beautiful rolling acres
    Military memorabilia
    Extensive rock and fossil collection
    Quilt and textile room
    Farm equipment collection housed in the McKee Agricultural Center

    Bring the family - there's something for all ages to enjoy!

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