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Regular Hours (March through December)
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Other times by special appointment

Winter Hours (January through February)
Friday and Saturday Only: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Other times by special appointment

For additional information please call the National Pearl Button Museum at 563-263-1052.


Suggested donation $5 for adults and $1 for students.


From Interstate 80: Take IA-38 S / US-6 W (Exit 271) towards Wilton / Muscatine.
 Turn right onto IA-38 S / US-6 W. Continue to follow IA-38 S. IA-38 becomes E 2nd St.

From Burlington: Take US-61 N. US-61 becomes IA-92 / US-61 BR. Turn Right onto IA-92 / US-61 / Mississippi Dr.
 Turn left onto Iowa Ave.
 Turn left onto W 2nd St.

Group Tours

Groups are asked to schedule  in advance of the tour by calling 563-263-1052. Admission for adult group tours is $5 per person.

School Aged Youth Tours

Persons interested in arranging tours for school aged youth should contact the Muscatine History and Industry Center and request information on available dates and times.  The Muscatine History and Industry Center tailors tours to the age level of the student. The exhibits in the center are best suited for students in third grade through adult. 

Button Club Members love us!!  We cater to your needs and interests.

We will accommodate your Book Club, Church or Civic Group, as well as, Antique Car or Motorcycle enthusiasts.  We often provide tours to Mystery Tour and Bank Tour Groups.

Our tours focus on the Pearl Button Industry when Muscatine was producing 37% of the world's Pearl Buttons making us the Pearl Button Capital of the World.  We move from the era of the button to the era of the industrial entrepreneurs. Three fortune five hundred companies and many other outstanding businesses and industries were born here on the banks of the mighty Mississippi. The  creative minds of these entrepreneurs and the technology they developed made Muscatine then and now the vibrant entrepreneurial center it is.  

Board Room Available

Great downtown Muscatine venue for corporate or club type meeting groups of 12 or fewer.

Call 563-263-1052 or complete the contact form below for more information.

Contact Us

National Pearl Button Museum at the History and Industry Center
117 West Second Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Phone: 563-263-1052