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Hitchcock House

Lewis, IA
+1 712-769-2323
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Take the road less travelled to where American history took place

On two miles of gravel road west of the small town of Lewis, Iowa lies the Hitchcock House once a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dennis k
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Waterloo, Iowa
A fascinating low-key museum out in the country. A unique learning opportunity.

I have traveled to Southwest Iowa so many times as I have a lot of family in the area and I never... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Ann M
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Aurora, Colorado
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1 week ago
“Take the road less travelled to where American history took place”
6 Sep 2017
“A fascinating low-key museum out in the country. A unique learning opportunity.”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On two miles of gravel road west of the small town of Lewis, Iowa lies the Hitchcock House once a major stop on the Underground Railroad. I highly recommend stopping here to learn of some seldom told stories of american history. The sandstone house itself...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have traveled to Southwest Iowa so many times as I have a lot of family in the area and I never knew about this place. Much of my family didn't know about it either. It was such an amazing experience to see and learn...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I did not know this place existed until less than a week ago and I couldn't wait to visit. My family and I visited today and were so impressed and inspired. The women who worked there were wonderful! Our tour guide was fabulous. What an...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I'm sure this stop is far off the beaten path for most travelers. For those looking for not-often-told true history of America prior to the Civil War, this is a very special place. Even though the Hitchcock House was built in 1856, it was not...More

1  Thank traveltheworld012
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Visited this site in August 2013. The house itself is interesting because of the rock construction. The site underneath that was reportedly used to hide escaping slaves is not authentic, and because it is a National Historic Site, it cannot be restored because they are...More

2  Thank julie B
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

The Hitchcock House is a good example of an intact Underground Railroad site in Iowa. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. The tour guide was knowledgeable and could answer most of our questions. The interior was not impressive but the sandstone rock...More

6  Thank EldonEverhart
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