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.