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Porter House Museum, Decorah

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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).
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  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 »
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  • Great way to learn some history. All around this hidden gem there is a spot to read about their history.
  • Very nice tour, beautiful home, lots of history and information. Recommend going very different from other house tours.

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