The History Center
		
	The History Center

The History Center


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800 2nd Avenue SE ​
Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

Phone: 319-362-1501
Fax: 319 362-6790
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Located at the historic Douglas Mansion, the mission of The History Center is to provide a unique community resource that preserves and shares the stories of our past and connects people of all ages to the present and future of Linn County. We are dedicated to connecting the past to the present and future of Linn County and are passionate about making our history both accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Our museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Historic Mount Vernon in Linn County
Historic Mount Vernon in Linn County

Cornell’s entire campus is listed on the National Historic Register, as well as many fine homes that were built surrounding the campus. The Commercial district highlights the architectural…

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South Route Bike Tour

Highlights include stops throughout the historic Wholesale and Warehouse District as well as segments of the New Bohemia and Czech Village neighborhoods.

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North Route Bike Tour

Highlights include the old hotel and entertainment district of downtown Cedar Rapids, a look at the railroad yards and Cedar Lake areas as well as stops near the old Magnus Brewery and "beer…

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Historic Lisbon in Linn County
Historic Lisbon in Linn County

This new History Center tour takes a closer look at the unique Linn County community of Lisbon, started in part by early members of the Hershey family from Pennsylvania. Highlights include…

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Linwood Cemetery Walking Tour
Linwood Cemetery Walking Tour

Experience the history of the oldest cemetery on the west side of Cedar Rapids. Highlights include visiting the final resting site of some of the infamous Cherry Sisters and a look at the…

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Automobile Row/Mansion Hill
Automobile Row/Mansion Hill

This tour begins and ends at The History Center! Learn about the area originally known as “Mansion Hill” along Third, Second and First Avenues East. Get a closer look at the very few…

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The History Center
The History Center

The History Center has a new (old) home and visitors will be surprised not only by the Linn County facts and memorabilia they find inside, but also by the stunning grandeur of the building itself.

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Art All Over
Art All Over

The Cedar Rapids area is well known for the plentiful arts and culture in the area. Local galleries and museums are filled with art available for your viewing pleasure.

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800 2nd Avenue SE ​
Cedar Rapids, IA  52403


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