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Little Red Schoolhouse


Tour this 1909 one-room schoolhouse and experience a long Iowa tradition.

From the slate blackboard to the potbellied stove, this schoolhouse recalls a time when brothers, sisters, and neighboring children gathered together to learn in a building like this.  Imagine the students stoking the fire, reciting their lessons, and singing songs.

More than 9,000 one-room schoolhouses once dotted the Iowa landscape; the memories remain in this modest red building.

Visitor Information: 

Located at 205 W 1st St, Cedar Falls

To access the museum, enter the drive just east of the schoolhouse

Ample parking is available behind the museum

Open seasonally, May through September

May: Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 pm

June through August:  Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 pm, weather permitting  

Admission free; donations encouraged.

Click here for more information about guided tours.



Watch a short video that FEMA produced about the Little Red Schoolhouse:

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