No other organization serves the Dubuque community as distinctively as Four Mounds Foundation.

  • Each year, we welcome approximately 25,000 people to our site – listed on the National Register of Historic Places – featuring 60 acres of bluffland along the Mississippi River, historic gardens, miles of hiking trails, and rare oak savanna.
  • 15 historic buildings are open to the public and serve as an Inn and Events and Conference Center to provide support for Four Mounds critical service programs.
  • An on-site challenge ropes course serves thousands of youth and corporate teams annually.
  • Four Mounds reaches more than 200 youth annually through restoration and adventure programs and hundreds more through recreational activities.
  • The Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market is a Four Mounds Program provided in partnership with committed volunteers.
  • Four Mounds now offers a Membership Program to grow our community of support and to sustain Four Mounds’ historic and natural treasure and vital programs for at-risk youth.

Our mission is to preserve, educate and serve. 

To that end we:

  • Preserve the natural, architectural and historical resources of the Four Mounds estate
  • Educate with hands-on opportunities for youth and our community
  • Serve through leadership, stewardship, and innovative partnerships.