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For more information, please call (319) 447-6376, 
Wednesday – Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Marion Heritage Center & Museum

The Marion Heritage Center serves as a community center for educational programs, historical displays, art exhibits, and cultural events. The facility is managed by the Marion Historical Society which was formed to discover, interpret and preserve Marion’s unique history and to provide activities for the community and surrounding area.

Programs and events are sponsored in part by a City of Marion Hotel/Motel Grant. Additional funding is through memberships, corporate sponsorships, fundraising activities, grants, and in-kind contributions. Contact the Heritage Center to learn about the many ways you can help us!


Our Facility

The Marion Heritage Center & Museum building was originally a Methodist church. Construction began in 1850, and completed in 1855. In 1875 the church was purchased by the local Baptist congregation and used by them until 1957 when the building was sold to the Marion branch of the Cedar Rapids YMCA. In 1965, Varnes & Hunter purchased the building for an Auto Parts store. The structure was purchased in 1999 by concerned citizens with a vision of creating a community facility and opened as the Marion Heritage Center in 2000.

The Heritage Center is available for private meetings and events of up to 150 people.



Current Hours:
Hours and policies have been adjusted per COVID-19 guidelines.

Wednesday – Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Please call (319) 447-6376 for more information.

Please use the entrance on the North/6th Avenue side of the building.
The building is ADA accessible.




Admission is free courtesy of grant from the McIntyre Foundation.

Additional donations are greatly appreciated!



Free parking is available on streets adjacent to the Heritage Museum and throughout uptown Marion.



Marion Heritage Center
590 10th Street
Marion, Iowa 52302(319) 447-6376
Mailing address:
Marion Historical Society
PO Box 753
Marion, IA 52302-0753

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