Mathias Ham House Historic Site

Capture the flavor of life along the Mississippi River during the golden era of steamboating. Mathias Ham, one of Dubuque's earliest entrepreneurs, built his estate in 1856 predominately through his lead mining endeavors. Costumed interpreters provide guided tours through the home and share the rich history of Mathias Ham, Dubuque, the Mississippi River, and the Victorian Era. 

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Latitude: 42.531382 Longitude: -90.650607 Elevation: 659 ft
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Emily Graves


Time Period Represented

Victorian Era

Visitor Fees (if any)

Adults $5.00, Youth (7-17) $3.50, Children 6 and under Free

Seasons Open

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday, 11-4

Accessibility Notes

Due to the historic nature of the home, wheelchair access is on first floor only.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals welcome.

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