Experience the history of the heartland!

The Floyd County Museum in Charles City, Iowa is one of the Midwest's largest rural county museums, with over 50,000 artifacts depicting our history beginning with early pioneer life.

The museum's 1853 Mutchlar log cabin is one of the last remnants of early pioneer housing in the county. Be sure to see the turn of the century drug store, the country school classroom, barber shop, clothing display, dentist and doctor offices, and the early 1900s period rooms as well.

Charles City is the birthplace of the farm tractor industry, and the Museum displays several models manufactured here: Hart Parr, Oliver and White, along with implements and tools of the last century.

Watch for the "Just for Kids" activities or questions for children.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum's home is the former Dr. Salsbury's Laboratories building at 500 Gilbert Street/Business 218. It is 40 miles east of Interstate 35 on the Avenue of the Saints (US Highways 18 and 218).

Stop by the gift shop for books related to local history, T-shirts, and other gift ideas. VISA and MasterCard accepted.

The museum is wheelchair-accessible throughout the building. Use the main entrance facing the rear parking lot.


Standard hours: We are open all year around Monday through Friday- 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

May hours: We are also open Saturdays 1:00-4:00 pm

June, July, and August hours: We are open seven days a week with weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:00 pm