-The Historic Squirrel Cage Jail is open for tours by appointment only. Tours can be booked online at thehistoricalsociety.org or by phone at (712) 323-2509 during open hours. Tours can be booked the same day if there are time slots available.
-Open hours are Thursday-Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-All guests and staff will be required to wear face masks/ shields while in the building.
-Guests and staff will have their temperature taken before entering the building
226 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
This 1885 three-story Victorian-Gothic style, brick structure is extremely unique as it is only one of three left in existence. It served as the jail between 1865 and 1969. Town legend has it that the jail is haunted. During Halloween season — and sometimes throughout the year, — the jail hosts popular flashlight tours and paranormal investigations.
Hours of operation vary by season; please visit their website for details.
Hours of Operation
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Hours may be subject to change. The Council Bluffs CVB recommends contacting the business to confirm hours.