With increasing concerns for the health of our guests, volunteers, vendors, participants and residents of Pella, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Tulip Time Festival. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this unprecedented health crisis.  


The Historical Village and Vermeer Windmill are both closed to the public for now.

In 2020, the Boyhood Home of Wyatt Earp will be closed as part of a $2.5 million renovation and restoration campaign. The Scholte House will be closed until further notice as well. But don't worry, there's still plenty to see and do in the meantime!

You're invited to spend a day with the Dutch when you visit the Pella Historical Society and Museums. From displays of Pella's earliest years to unique gifts in our museum shop, you'll truly experience a touch of Holland on the prairie.

The story of 800 immigrants who founded a town on the prairie, the beauty of the costumes from their native Netherlands, the boyhood home of Wyatt Earp, thousands of tulips in an explosion of color, the tallest working windmill in the United States... You'll find it all here!

We promise that your day will be erg uitstekend!

What's New at Pella Historical?

The Historical Village and Vermeer Windmill are currently closed to the public. Thank you for understanding.

Summer 2020 Internship Applications are now open!

Make a Date for Tea!

Maria's Tea Room, in the historic Scholte House,

is closed until further notice.

Click here for more information.

Support Us!

Members receive FREE admission to the museum and museum events, discounted museum shop items and facility rentals... and much more!

To join online with credit card, use "Donate" button below.

Vermeer Mill &
Historical Village

507 Franklin St.

Pella, Iowa 50219

Scholte House Museum &

Maria's Tea Room

728 Washington St.

Pella, Iowa 50219

Tulip Time Office


Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm


Maria's Tea Room


Monday - Saturday

Call for reservations.


All Museums Closed

on Sundays


Historical Village


Monday - Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 am & 11:30 am

 1:30 pm  &  2:30 pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 am & 11:30 am 1:30 pm


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