Area Attractions

Amana Heritage Museum

The Amana Heritage Museum collections are comprised of approximately 12,000 objects and 10,000 archival pieces. The collections are housed in three historic, communal-era buildings. The collection policy of the museum limits collection to items that pertain to the history of Amana and its associated religious group (The Community of True Inspiration) in Germany and America. The period of the collections covers ca. 1700 to the present, with emphasis on the communal period of Amana history (1855-1932). Many of the items are unique. The collection is an important resource for studies of American communal societies and German/American religion and culture.

Amana Heritage Museum  -

Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Amana, IA 52203

(319) 622-3567


The Barn Museum

Henry Moore has created a typical Amana village combining Amana, Middle, East, West, High, South and Homestead into one complex with granaries, homes, barns, wash houses and other typical outbuildings. His Amana miniature buildings are on the first floor of the Barn Museum.

Preserving the flavor of rural Americana was an important goal for Mr. Moore. "The small towns, the farms as they were and other scenes are going to be a thing of the past before too long." he explained. "I just got caught up with it and decided this was one way to preserve some of the flavor of rural America."

The Barn Museum   -

The Barn Museum is open daily from 9am-5pm, April through October.

South Amana, IA 52334



Pioneer Heritage Museum

The Pioneer Heritage Museum and Resource Library is located in Marengo, IA. This half-block site includes an 1856 log cabin, 1861 log house, 1890?s rural farmhouse, the relocated Chicago Rock Island RR depot from Victor, and a 1930's gas station from Hartwick, IA. The filling station display includes an antique racecar and 1938 fire truck. The various structures house exhibits of farm machinery as well as household and country store items, clothing and military history. The museum's collection of uniforms and military gear span from the Spanish American War through the Civil War, World War I, World War II (includes both men's and women's uniforms), Vietnam and Desert Storm.

In addition to the museum grounds the ICHS also maintains the Gritter Creek Country School located west of North English 3 miles off the main Millersburg North English road. We also have original furnishing from the Gritter School. This is the only remaining brick one-room school building in Iowa County and is open to the public at all times.

675 East South St.
Marengo, IA 52301
(319) 642-7018


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