Britt, Iowa: Hobo Museum

A museum dedicated to the hobo life and the National Hobo Convention held in Britt each year.
Address:
51 Main Ave. S., Britt, IA
Directions:
Downtown, in the old Chief Theater. On the east side of Main Ave. S. between Center and 1st Sts.
Hours:
Summer daily 9 am - 5 pm. Sa by appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
641-843-9104
Admission:
$2.
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Hobo Museum in the old Chief Theater. Hobo Museum

The museum hasn't moved yet and is open 9-5. They are searching for funding to build their new museum across the street. Hobo Convention week shows 20,000 people show up for the festivities on the second weekend in August.

[Frank Kelley, 07/10/2006]

Oct. 2014: Photo added (Museum is still in the movie theater.) July 2007: Kimberle Brown sez "New museum is still not open -- it is still located in the movie theatre." Dec 2006 - "Rich" alerts us that the "King of the Hobos," Maurice Graham, just died in late November at the age of 89.

Hobo Convention sign. Hobo Museum

A museum dedicated to the hobo life and the NationalHobo Convention held each year in this town.

[Curt Gast, 04/29/2001]

Unfortunately, we passed though during the hobo off-season. The current museum is in an old movie theater. They are scheduled to open a new museum in 2003. The Hobo convention is the second week in August. Hobo Jungle is a public park with an old railroad boxcar, where hobos and hobo wannabes can hang out.

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