This has limited times that it's ooen. We like old homes and decided to check it out. Good history of the family and area when it was established. If you like old houses be sure to visit. The tour took about 2 hours. There were only 4 of us on a Sunday. Tour costs $5.00 per person.
We arrived for the tour on a very busy Friday morning. The staff was surprised at how busy they were but they did a WONDERFUL job. The tour was very interesting - everyone left with learning something new. My kids enjoyed the tour but I would not recommend it for kids under 7 unless they are not busy.
I would have rated this excellent if the docent could have been more detailed on the Underground Railway. She was very detailed on the decorations and furnishings which was wonderful but we did leave thirsting for more history.
We had earmarked this but hadn't realised that the house wouldn't be open. Website had said tours available Friday's but hadn't mentioned, that we could see, that the house would be locked in other days. We wandered around the outside and saw a chipmunk... But unfortunately no ghosts or any of the inside
James Jordan helped bring the railroad to West Des Moines (Valley Junction), and, more importantly, as an abolitionist, made his house a stop on the Underground Railroad. John Brown stayed a couple of times at the Jordan house. This historically important house has been beautifully restored. Spend an hour or two here. Well worth the time.
I'd never heard about the Jordan family and their efforts to help slaves and their part in the underground railroad.... 更多
Although small this is interesting if you love history. I visited this with other history teachers and we enjoyed seeing... 更多
Interesting historical home. Was a waypoint for slaves escaping to the north during the Civil War. Overlooks the Racoon River... 更多