Welcome to the Thoreau Center

The Thoreau Center is a charming and unique community event space.

Located in Des Moines’ historic Drake Neighborhood at 3500 Kingman Boulevard, you may rent the first floor of the Thoreau Center for your important events and celebrations, including:

  • Office Meetings and Retreats
  • Graduation Receptions
  • Anniversaries
  • Fundraising Events
  • Political Events
  • Birthday Parties
  • Retirement Events
  • Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners
  • Celebrations of Life
  • Educational Meetings
  • Musical Events
  • Customer Appreciation Meetings

To reserve a date for your event, contact the Thoreau
Center at 515-279-7312, or info@thethoreaucenter.com

“Be true to your work, your word and your friend.” – Henry David Thoreau

Nonprofits often use the Thoreau Center for retreats and fundraisers.
Appropriate for birthday, retirement and high school graduation parties. You may bring your refreshments or choose your caterer.
Many political events are held at the Thoreau Center, including this meet-and-greet by presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker.
The Thoreau Center hosts many special events, including this wedding during the COVID 19 pandemic.