Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a wonderful example of Victorian Italianate architecture, The Granger House Victorian Museum is the only restored middle-class family home in the Cedar Rapids area. Occupied by a single family for nearly 100 years, the house contains many of its original furnishings and is arranged to reflect the lifestyle of a successful, late 19th-century middle-class family.
The Granger House Victorian Museum offers weekly tours, frequent programs, and several community outreach opportunities.
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Santa is coming to...The Granger House!
But he won't be the only one! We're welcoming some wonderful musicians and choirs to help us celebrate the holiday season. We'll have a table full of treats, coffee and hot chocolate to keep you warm, and a house decorated beautifully. We hope you can stop and visit too!
And don't forget to bring your camera to get your picture taken with the big man himself- Santa!
This event is free to the public with at-will donations being collected for our roof restoration project.
Join us for one of our favorite Christmas season traditions- An Afternoon with Charles Dickens.
Mr. Dickens will be making his annual stop at The Granger House to share some insights into his life as well as some of his favorite writings and stories, including the Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol". Can you even imagine Christmas without this tale?!
So don't be a scrooge- get in the Christmas spirit and join us for this hauntingly good time.
Want to join us in making a difference? We're raising money to renovate the roof on The Granger House Victorian Museum, and any donation will help make an impact.
The project involves restoring the cedar-shingle roofs of the Granger House Victorian Museum and accompanying Carriage House. Both are progressively deteriorating, which places these historic structures – both of which are on the National Register of Historic Places – at risk. Repair and restoration will strictly follow the US Secretary of Interior Standards and Guidelines for Historic Preservation.
This preservation project also allows us to continue our mission: "We exist to engage the community and to make Iowa’s past relevant to its present". We also strive to promote heritage tourism, by preserving a unique example of Midwestern middle-class family life in the 19th Century. By restoring the roofs, we also preserve the materials, and the craftsmanship, that created this community generations ago.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us at The Granger House.
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Ever wonder what childhood was like during the Victorian era? This book does an excellent job describing what kids were up to "way back then'. These make a great gift for young and old alike.
These are 100% real leather key tags that commemorate The Granger House Victorian Museum and the year of its establishment- 1848.
We also carry our new laser-etched key chains.
All shirts have a picture of The Granger House Victorian Museum on the back and our name on the front left chest. Shirts come in white, yellow, green, blue, and grey.
The "Got Ghosts" shirts come in red, green, blue, grey, and purple.
All sizes are adult and range from S-XXL (Additional cost of $2.50 for XXL shirts and larger.)
Gettysburg is widely considered to be the turning point of the Civil War and one of the most epic clashes of arms in all of military history, from the legendary stand of Joshua Chamberlain to the disastrous Pickett's Charge on the battle’s third and final day. In this installment in the Battle Briefings series, Thomas Flagel, a Granger House Board member, provides an accessible and informative introduction to the battle.
Becoming a member of The Granger House Victorian Museum in Marion helps us meet our mission, maintain important landmark buildings, and provide interesting and informative exhibits, programs, and activities. Your support is crucial to our success.
Some of the benefits of being a member include unlimited regular tours of the house, discounted admission to many of our programs, an invitation to the members-only event, and access to the Granger House Annual General Meeting.
Family Memberships require a list of immediate family members who would be taking advantage of the membership. There is a limit of 5 persons unless otherwise approved. (This membership is for immediate family members only and should not be used for extended family including grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.)
Benefactors will receive all that a regular membership entails plus a Granger House gift.
Investigations are $150 for the first five people and $30/person after that.
All minors (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to investigating.
We can't wait to see you at The Granger House!
970 Tenth Street, Marion, IA 52302, US
(319) 377-6672 *This phone is not checked daily.
01:00 pm – 04:00 pm