Plan Your Visit

National Pearl Button Museum

217 W 2nd St.
Muscatine, IA 52861
(563) 263-1052

Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $1 for students/children.

The National Pearl Button Museum is a non-profit and operates purely from donations and our gift shop to tell the story of Muscatine.

Winter Hours

January – February

Friday and Saturday Only: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Other times by special appointment

Regular Hours

March – December

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Other times by special appointment

Group Tours

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

Persons interested in arranging tours for school aged youth should contact us for available dates and times.  We  tailor tours to the age level of the students. The exhibits in the center are best suited for students in fourth grade through adult. 

Finding Your Way

National Pearl Button Museum

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 until IA-38 becomes E 2nd St.

From Davenport

Take US-61 S toward Muscatine
Turn left on IA-38 S / Park Av.
Continue to follow IA-38 S until 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.

Museum Store

Our gift shop offers everything from one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists to traditional keepsakes of your visit. Looking for Muscatine merchandise? Stop on in or shop online now!

Corporate Sponsors

The National Pearl Button Museum thrives with the support of its corporate partners.  The Pearl Pipeline of Industrial History includes entrepreneurial & philanthropy that benefited not only Iowa but the World.  See their stories on display on the second floor of the Museum.