Join us as we explore one of the oldest residential suburbs in Des Moines with houses dating back to the 1880s. The Sherman Hill District is one of the oldest residential suburbs in Des Moines with houses dating back to the 1880s. The 80 acre district has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. The architecture is varied but primarily Victorian and the neighborhood is home to the famous Hoyt Sherman Place. Our knowledgeable host will share the local stories of this important area. Get to know Des Moines’ past better, through the Sherman Hill District.
Learn the history about the vibrant past of this area of Des Moines
Experience personal service by our local professional tour host
View historic photos from the past on your mobile device
We ask for a minimum of 24 hours advance notice
Our standard tour times are Sunday through Saturday. Click Book Now for available times.
Contact us for other available private tour times
Full payment is required to reserve and confirm your desired tour date
This tour is not affiliated with the Sherman Hill Association, Inc.
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Sherman Hill District History Walking Tour
$29 per person; group of 4
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1 hour walking; approximately
There are some hills during the tour route.
Professional local guide
Access to historic photos
Tip for your guide
Umbrellas if inclement weather
Snacks & Souvenirs
At the corner
16th & Pleasant Streets
We will reply within 6 hours
Group of 2 at $29 per person
Group of 4 at $29 per person
Group of 6 at $29 per person
Group of 8 at $29 per person
Group of 10 at $19 per person
Group of 12 at $19 per person
Group of 18 at $19 per person
Group of 20 at $19 per person
Contact us for a larger group quote
Prices may be higher during busy citywide event days