A young Wyatt beginning his career

in the West. Taken early 1870s.


Pella is home to one of the most famous (or infamous?) characters of the Old West. Wyatt Earp moved with his family to Pella in 1849. From 1849-1856 and 1859-1864, the Earp family lived in the Pella area.  Wyatt’s father, Nicholas Earp, worked various jobs, including farming, serving as Pella City Marshal from 1862-1864, and recruiting for the Union Army. Learn more about Wyatt's life by clicking here.

The boyhood home of Wyatt Earp and his family still stands in its original location as part of the Historical Village. You can learn more about the house through this link.

This year, we will have our first ever Wyatt Earp Days, held September 24-25. For more information on Wyatt Earp Days, click here.

The Wyatt Earp Experience is now open!

When you visit the Vermeer Windmill and Historical Village, the Wyatt Earp Experience is included in your ticket.