Des Moines Historical Highlights Tour


2 hours





Local History Buff Tour Host


Historic photos


No hidden fees

Tour Notes

Discover Des Moines’ important history in Iowa and America with our expert local tour guide. Learn about how Fort Des Moines II was established in 1843 at the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers. The city grew in political importance as the state capitol moved to Des Moines in the past and presidential politics in the present. Learn about the importance of the insurance industry in Des Moines and how it grew to worldwide importance. Your friendly knowledgeable host explains our past as you are driven through the present in the Sherman Hill neighborhood, Capitol Grounds, County Courthouse and the original insurance building.​ Travel in comfort in a climate controlled vehicle with our friendly and professional driver.

  • Gratuities are never expected but always appreciated if you feel you have a great tour experience

  • Our standard tour times are Sunday through Saturday. Click Find Available Dates above for available times. 

  • Contact us for other available private customized tour times and larger group sizes

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