The Porter House Museum is a house and museum in Decorah, Iowa. It was the home of Adelbert Field Porter (1879–1968) and his wife, Grace Young Porter (1880–1964), as well as Grace's mother and father, until their deaths. On August 6, 1975, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places (as the Ellsworth-Porter House).Make Porter House Museum part of your personalized Decorah itinerary using our Decorah road trip planning site.
The house is built in the Italianate style and is located at 401 W. Broadway in Decorah. It is within the Broadway–Phelps Park Historic District, also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Beautiful Home had a great tour guide very informative lots of displays . Loved looking at the rocks outside surrounding the home
Beautiful Home had a great tour guide very informative lots of displays . Loved looking at the rocks outside surrounding the home more »
Cam gave us a great tour of the Porter House Museum. It is a beautiful home circa 1867 almost totally furnished with original furniture, paintings and china. The butterfly and photography collection..... more
Cam gave us a great tour of the Porter House Museum. It is a beautiful home circa 1867 almost totally furnished with original furniture, paintings and china. The butterfly and photography collection..... more »
Mr. Porter has quite the story. Really appreciated the tour and the passion these people had for their art and their interests is on full display throughout the house. It's an inspiring place that leaves one with an appreciation for nature.
Will definitely go back when the home is open to the public. Enjoyed the self-guided tour of the rocks in the wall
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