J.W. Parmley Historical Home and Museum

The museum was the original home of J.W. Parmley, built in 1919.  J.W. Parmley is commonly known as the father of the Yellowstone Trail that extends from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound and is now known as U.S. Highway 12. 

The home is built of cement, brick and plaster, thought to withstand the many prairie fires that occurred during the early days of Ipswich.  The woodwork throughout the home is cherry wood.  There are two stone fireplaces, which include stones and sea shells from all over the world, collected by Parmley during his extensive travels. 

Tours are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day, on Sundays from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Official Website of Ipswich, South Dakota