BOYHOOD HOME OF WYATT EARP

The boyhood home of Wyatt Earp was built in 1855 by the brothers B.H. and J.H.H. Van Spanckeren, who used the building as a home and merchant-tailor store. The architecture is rare in the Midwest; its 18th century Dutch style is normally only seen in the Netherlands or eastern United States.

The Earp family lived in the Van Spanckeren Row House in the bottom floor apartment during the Civil War. Since then, many people have lived and worked inside the building. It has become a landmark which people from across the country have visited Pella to see.

In 1966, the Van Spanckeren Row House became the first official office of the Pella Historical Society and Museums and the starting point of the Historical Village Museum. In 1990, the Van Spanckeren Row House was named on the National Register of Historic Places, both for its unique architectural design and because of its famous tenant, Wyatt Earp.

The Wyatt Earp house will re-open as the all-new Wyatt Earp Experience in May 2021, just in time for Tulip Time. We are thrilled to open this interactive and immersive exhibit to our visitors!

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Vermeer Mill & Historical Village
507 Franklin St.

Pella, Iowa 50219

Scholte House Museum & Maria's Tea Room

728 Washington St.

Pella, Iowa 50219

MUSEUM HOURS
(MARCH THROUGH DECEMBER)

Scholte House

Monday - Saturday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Maria's Tea Room

641-628-1541

Wednesday - Saturday

Call for reservations.

 

All Museums Closed

on Sundays

 

Historical Village

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

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 & 11:30am

1:30 & 2:30 pm

Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

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

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