Contact Us

Our Mission

Reserving Old Capitol for an Event

Tours and Field Trips of Old Capitol

Staff Directory:

DirectTelephone: 319/335-0548 Monday - Friday, 319/335-3491 Saturday and Sunday

Interim Director, Pentacrest Museums

Trina Roberts
Telephone: 319/335-1313

Education & Outreach Coordinator

Kathrine Moermond
Telephone: 319/335-0546

Museum Operations & Event Coordinator

Arthur Kim
Telephone: 319/335-0548

Media Relations Specialist

Casey Westlake


Telephone: 319/335-3591


Old Capitol Museum
21 Old Capitol
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242


Regular Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays and national holidays.

Directions and Parking Information

The Old Capitol Museum is located on the University of Iowa Pentacrest at the corner of Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue in downtown Iowa City.

Link to map

Driving directions

Public parking is available in the Iowa Memorial Union Ramp. Enter the ramp from Madison Street, across from the Iowa Memorial Union.

Take the elevator to Level 4 where you can walk out to the T. Anne Cleary Walkway. Turn right on the walkway and cross Jefferson Street to the Pentacrest. Old Capitol is the building with the gold dome.

Public parking is also available at the Old Capitol Town Center Ramp at the corner of Clinton Street and Burlington Street next to the Old Capitol Town Center. Metered parking can be found on many downtown streets.

Old Capitol Photo Policy

The Old Capitol Museum encourages its visitors to take photos for personal use.  The museum asks that all photography equipment is hand-held and does not obstruct any path within the museum.  At this time professional photography is not allowed within the building though the steps of Old Capitol are a popular spot for wedding and graduation photos.  For the full photo policy pease click here.


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Old Capitol Museum
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