Toolesboro Mounds & Museum

The Hopewellian mounds at Toolesboro are among the best-preserved and accessible remnants of an ancient culture flourishing from around 200 B.C. to 300 A.D. The five-acre site includes several large surviving mounds, a museum and a prairie demonstration plot.  The museum is open seasonally but the grounds are open to visitors year round.  Read about the History of Toolesboro or check out the Teacher's Guide for more information.  The Toolesboro Mounds and Museum is a National Historic Landmark located on the Great River Road in Louisa County, Iowa.    To learn about other fun things to do and places along the Great River Road visit:



East of Wapello

6568 Toolesboro Avenue, Wapello, IA 52653

Museum Hours:

Memorial Weekend - Labor Day: 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Wednesday - Sunday

(open Memorial & Labor Day)

Labor Day - October 31: 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Saturdays only

Closed remainder of the year except by appointment for groups

Size: 5 acres

Habitat: mowed park, timber, prairie

Amenities: museum, outdoor interpretive panels, picnic tables,  prairie plot

Activities: picnicking

Trails: 0.1 miles - hiking (mowed trail in prairie)



Go to Louisa County Conservation Google Map to see all areas and be able to get directions


Contact Us

P: 319-523-8381

F: 319-527-2131

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Conservation Office

12635 CR G56, Suite 101

Wapello, IA 52653


Office Hours:

M - F, 10:00 - 3:00

Other times by chance or appointment