Maasdam Barns Museum & Visitor Center

2000 South Main Street, Fairfield, Iowa

Museum & Visitor Center

HOURS for spring, summer, & fall - Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm-4pm,  Saturdays 10am-4pm.
The Maasdam Barns open on the 1st Tuesday in May,and close on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
(Tours are available anytime of the year by appointment.)

Museum & Visitor Center

 

The Museum & Visitor Center opened in 2011 with displays, photos and artifacts about the Maasdam Barn Complex, and more...

     ⚫ History of the Evergreen Ridge Stock Farm,

     ⚫ Stories about the Maasdam family,

     ⚫ History and artifacts about early Fairfield agriculture-related industries,

     ⚫ A Gift Shop,

     ⚫ Visitor information about the City of Fairfield and Jefferson County, Iowa.

You can take an Audio Tour of the Maasdam Barns Complex by borrowing an MP3 player from the Museum during your visit. Or you can listen to the Audio Tour anytime by going to the Fairfield CVB website.

Look at photo essays of the renovation of this house into our Museum.

See information about our other Maasdam Barn exhibits on our Exhibits Page.

See more photos of the Open House in Oct 7 & 8, 2011.
Open House in the Museum

None of the original Maasdam farmhouses still existed, so another building was sought to house our museum. It happened that a suitable house in downtown Fairfield was available, so arrangements were made to move it here and convert it into our Museum & Visitor Center.  Read the story here.

Photo taken Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012).  Tulips came early this year. The Jefferson County Master Gardeners planted these tulips.
Welcome Center 2013

 

The Maasdam story is told here in the Museum.
The Maasdam story is told here.

Models of the barns were constructed by a vendor.
Models of the barns were constructed by a vendor.

The original seat from our original Turney wagon is displayed in the Museum. The wagon itself is on display in our Show Barn.  See the whole story here.
Seat from the Turney Wagon

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Updated 05-31-17.

 

 

Welcome Center 2013

 

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