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Experience a day with the Dutch right here in Iowa! Take a guided tour of the Vermeer Windmill, explore the Historical Village, put yourself in the shoes of the Scholte family - Pella's founders. Visiting Pella Historical Museums is an educational adventure for school groups, clubs, and families. See how early settlers lived in sod houses, how blacksmiths worked, where Wyatt Earp lived as a child, and play in the puppet theater and music rooms! With so many things to do at the Museums, you'll want to spend the entire day!

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Vermeer Windmill
507 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

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Historical Village &
Wyatt Earp Experience

507 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

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Scholte House &
Maria's Tea Room

728 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

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Klokkenspel
625 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

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Amsterdam School
1010 198th Place
Pella, IA 50219

Hours*

Historical Village
(mid-March through December)

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm

Scholte House
(mid-March through December)

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Monday-Saturday
1:00-4:00pm

Windmill Tours
(mid-March through December)

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Monday-Friday: 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, & 2:30
Saturday: 10:30, 11:30, & 1:30

Maria's Tea Room
(Open year-round)

Wednesday through Saturday
Seatings at 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Make your reservation here.

Amsterdam School
To bring your group, contact Charma by calling 641-628-4311 or by emailing cvanderwert@pellahistorical.com.

*All museums are closed on Sundays. 
Hours and tour times are different during Tulip Time.

Admission**

VERMEER WINDMILL & HISTORICAL VILLAGE
HISTORICAL VILLAGE ONLY
SCHOLTE HOUSE
MUSEUM COMBO
SCHOLTE TEA COMBO
Adults (19+)
$15.00
$8.00
$10.00
$23.00
$20.00
Students (5-18)
$10.00
$5.00
$5.00
$13.00
$15.00
Children (4 & under)
Free
Free
Free
Free
$12.00
Members
Free
Free
Free
Free
$12.00

Museum Combo: This ticket is good for the Vermeer Windmill, Historical Village (including the Wyatt Earp Experience), and the Scholte House Museum. Purchase at the Vermeer Windmill, available Monday through Saturday.

Scholte Tea Combo: Tour the Scholte House Museum along with your Maria's Tea Room reservation.
Book your tea here, then let your tea room host or the Scholte House Museum docent know the day of your visit for reduced admission.

**Prices are different during Tulip Time, and combo tickets are not available.

School Groups

Teachers, we'd love to host your students at Pella Historical Village, the Vermeer Windmill, the Scholte House Museum, and Amsterdam School!

Email or call our tour coordinator Charma for more information - cvanderwert@pellahistorical.com or 641-628-4311.

Interested in grant opportunities for field trips? Check out the Iowa History Center by clicking the logo below.

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Pella Historical Museums welcomes guests with disabilities who wish to tour our facilities. Given the nature of our historic buildings, and because we hold a food license for processing flour, only service animals trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability are permitted on tours and in the museums. We cannot allow other dogs, pets, or animals, including those whose sole function is to provide comfort, emotional support, companionship, or therapy. Thank you for understanding.

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