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!

In 2019, the Scholte House and the Boyhood Home of Wyatt Earp will be closed as part of a $2.5 million renovation and restoration campaign. But don't worry, there's still plenty to see and do!

Holiday Hours

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day (November 28)

  • Closed December 24 and 25

  • Last day of season: December 30

What's New at Pella Historical?

Join us for the 2019-2020 Royal Court Announcement Party! Held at 7pm on Saturday, November 16 at the Pella Christian High School Auditorium.

Tickets will be on sale for $7 at Scholte Church on November 7 from 4-6pm. After that, you can purchase them at the PHSM Gift Shop, as well as at the door on the day of the event.

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Make a Date for Tea!

Maria's Tea Room, in the historic Scholte House, is open for teas now through December 31 by reservation.

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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