original home of Dominie H . P . Scholte , the founder of Pella . Located behind the house are the Scholte Gardens , featuring bronze statues and thousands of colorful tulips .
Tuttle Cabin | 608 Lincoln Street | 10 a . m . to 2 p . m . The Thomas and Nancy Tuttle Log House is the oldest building in Pella . This “ birthplace of Pella ” is the cabin where Dominie Scholte purchased the land for the city . The Tuttle Learning Walk behind the cabin shares the early history of the county as well as the story of Dominie Scholte and the journey of the Dutch from the Netherlands to the prairie of Iowa .
Fire House Museum | 614 Main Street | 12-2 p . m . and 4-8 p . m . This reconstructed 1882 building houses an antique fire engine , antique fire-fighting equipment and fire-fighting memorabilia , as well as a cold , desolate jail .
Pella Rolscreen Depot Museum | 102 Main Street | Wednesday : 8 a . m . to 5 p . m .; Thursday – Saturday : 8 a . m . to 8 p . m . Listed on the National Register of Historic Places , this museum contains memorabilia of its early days as an important stop on the railroad system . It contains historical documents related to the growth of Rolscreen Company , from its move to Pella in 1926 through today ’ s Pella Corporation .
Vermeer Corporation Museum | Vermeer Global Pavilion , 2110 Vermeer Road Self-guided tours sharing the company ’ s seven decades of growth from a family farm and business to a global corporation . Parking available at no charge .
Veteran ’ s Museum | Memorial Building , 829 Broadway Street | 10 a . m . to 2 p . m . Discover artifacts from the Civil War through the Global War on Terror with most items donated by Pella citizens . Sponsored by the VFW / American Legion .
Displays and Activities
Dutch Masters Antique Auto Display | Liberty Street between Main & Broadway | 8:30 a . m . to 7:30 p . m . Check out a variety of antique cars spanning the 20th century . Sponsored by the Dutch Masters .
Antique Implement Display | Franklin Street between West 1st and West 2nd | 9 a . m . to 7 p . m . View many tractors and antique implements representing Iowa ' s agricultural past and present . Sponsored by Red Rock Threshers .
Quilt Show | Pella Community Center ( 2nd floor ) | 712 Union Street | Wednesday – Saturday , 10 a . m . to 6 p . m . | Admission : $ 5 More than 100 quilts , raffle quilt and gift boutique items , all created by Pella Area
Quilt Guild members . Enter on the north side or use the ramp and / or elevator at the southeast corner .
Klokkenspel | 625 Franklin Street Pella ’ s Klokkenspel brings the Old World to Pella in a musical way ! Enjoy the 147- bell carillon as you watch figures tell of Pella ’ s history and heritage . Performance times are every 30 minutes each day of Tulip Time .
Pella City Tour | 640 Franklin Street | 8:30 a . m . to 6 p . m . | Admission : $ 8 adult , $ 5 youth ( under 18 ) Explore the beautiful town of Pella , visit the most scenic spots and learn about the community ' s Dutch heritage while relaxing on a tour wagon ! Tickets are available each day throughout the festival .
Dutch Craft Market | West Market Park , 1009 Liberty Street | 9 a . m . to 7 p . m . Stroll through West Market Park and enjoy over one hundred booths filled with a wide variety of shopping delights .
Where to Eat
Food Booths Dozens of food booths are located throughout the festival with a variety of amazing foods to enjoy . You ' ll find everything from brats and funnel cakes to authentic Dutch treats like poffertjes and Pella bologna .
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