Sherman Hill District History Walking Tour

$25 per person; group of 4

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  • 1 hour; approximately

  • 0.6 miles; walking

  • There are some hills during the tour route.


  • Professional local guide

  • Access to historic photos


  • Tip for your guide

  • Snacks & Souvenirs


  • 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


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 friendly knowledgeable host will share the local stories of this important area. Get to know Des Moines’ past better, through the Sherman Hill District.

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  • We ask for a minimum of 24 hours advance notice

  • Our standard tour times are Sunday and Saturday. Click Book Now for available times. 

  • Contact us for other available private customized 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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Group of 2 at $30 per person

Group of 4 at $25 per person

Group of 6 at $25 per person

Group of 8 at $20 per person

Group of 10 at $20 per person

Group of 12 at $20 per person

Group of 18 at $15 per person

Group of 20 at $15 per person

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