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Terrace Hill Foundation, Des Moines

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Built in 1869 by Iowa's First Millionaire, Benjamin Franklin Allen, Terrace Hill is one of Iowa's most treasured homes. After Allen suffered a reversal of fortune, he sold "the palace of the prairie" to Frederick Marion Hubbell. The property stayed in the Hubbell family for 70 years and was given by the Hubbell heirs to the State of Iowa in 1971. Since then, Iowa’s governors and their families have lived on the third floor and have graciously entertained dignitaries, school children, and visitors from all over the world.
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  • The tour of Terrace Hill, the Iowa Governor's mansion, is well worth the time. It is a beautiful home and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.  more »
  • We stopped at the end of a day exploring the city.We had hoped to just walk the grounds and take a couple pictures. The armed police informed us we needed to leave. I understand it is also the governo...  more »
  • We made the 10:30 tour with Rhonda who introduced the 15 minute video presented in the old carriage house giving the history of the place from construction to now being the Governors Mansion. Then it ...  more »

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