Visiting the Gallup House

The Gallup House

The Gallup House
703 South Chestnut Street

Jefferson, IA 50129

The Gallup House is available for tours, private events, and lodging.

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Thinking about an Event? Planning a Visit? Questions about the House?

The Gallup House is a unique destination. It is used for weddings, graduation parties, family reunions, receptions, business meetings, talks and focus groups. Although the house does not have regular public viewing hours, group tours can be arranged by contacting us in advance. If you would like to talk about using the House for your special event, scheduling a tour, or any questions about the property, please contact us using the form below.

We are happy to answer your questions, help you plan a visit, and share our enthusiasm about the property and for hosting you.

Jefferson, Iowa

Jefferson is a small, progressive town of 4,500 located in Central Iowa. It offers all the amenities that one would expect of a county seat, including a diverse set of stores, restaurants, parks and recreation facilities. It is also less than an hour from Ames (the home of Iowa State University) and Des Moines (the state capital) so it has convenient access to more conventional shopping, cultural and entertainment options. But the real reasons to visit Jefferson are that it lies at the heartland of some of the world’s richest farmland and is a community of self-sufficiency and small-town values.

Getting Oriented in Jefferson, Iowa

Things to See, Do and Learn that Will Make Your Stay Jeffersonian

  • All Ability Cycles: A unique bike shop that provides cycling products to individuals with special needs.
  • Bunkers Dunkers Bakery: The best donuts you have ever had.
  • Deal’s Orchard: A family-run, 45-acre apple orchard and fall entertainment venue.
  • Greene Bean Coffee: In-store roasting and the best coffee in the state.
  • Jefferson Community Golf Course; The historic 9 hole course in the heart of Jefferson with great views of the North Raccoon River
  • Jefferson Public Library: An enjoyable Carnegie Library founded in 1901.
  • Mahanay Bell Tower: Hear the 47 bells play and ride to top of the 16y8 foot tower from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Raccoon River Valley Recreational Bike Trail: A great bike trail on a historic railroad right-of-way that runs all the way to Des Moines.
  • RAGBRAI: The annual great bike ride across Iowa
  • Recreation: A guide to the 19 areas (parks, trails, wildlife management areas, and river accesses) encompassing some 1,549 acres that Greene County is home to.
  • RVP~1875 Historic Furniture Shop & Museum: A working museum building the strongest furniture in the world with only the tools, techniques and finishes of the 1800’s.
  • Sierra Community Theatre: With Real D 3D capability, digital projection and the best 7.1 Dolby sound, Sierra Community Theatre brings the latest releases and great entertainment to Greene County.
  • Snus Hill Winery: Award winning vineyard and winery.
  • Wild Rose Casino and Resort: Jefferson’s own 16,686 square foot gaming space that features 500+ gaming machines, table games, world class live entertainment, a restaurant and two hotels.

Getting Here


Directions from Ames

  • Take US-30 West toward Boone (39 miles)
  • Turn left at N. Elm Street/IA-4 (1.8 miles)
  • Turn left at W. Russell Street (.2 miles)
  • Turn right at S. Chestnut Street. (26 feet)
  • The Gallup House will be on the left.

Directions from Des Moines

  • Take I-235 East to I-35 North.
  • At Exit 111B merge onto US-30 W toward I-35 Bus/Ames. (42.6 miles)
  • Turn left at N. Elm Street/IA-4 (1.8 miles)
  • Turn left at W. Russell Street (.2 miles)
  • Turn right at S. Chestnut Street. (26 feet)
  • The Gallup House will be on the left