Historical and Preservation Society of Pottawattamie County


County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa

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The HISTORIC SQUIRREL CAGE JAIL is open for tours by appointment: Thursdays-Saturdays 11am to 4pm*. Tours can be booked on our website, thehistoricalsociety.org, or by phone (712) 323-2509 during our open hours.  Tours can be booked same day if time slots available.  


All guests will be required to wear masks/face shields while in the building.  Guests will have their temperatures taken before entering the building.  Staff will also have their temperatures checked before their shifts and will be asked about COVID-19 symptoms.  Staff will be required to wear masks.vvThere will be additional hand sanitizer stations available for use.  We have also increased our cleaning efforts, we will be deep cleaning every morning, cleaning high touch areas during the day, and another cleaning at the close of each day.  

The Historical Society of Pottawattamie County is committed to the health and safety of our patrons and employees.  The H.S.P.C. is monitoring the COVID-19 reports from the CDC, local health officials, and government agencies.  We will make decisions about tours and hours based upon those reports.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your support.    

*Hours subject to change.

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