The Farrar Schoolhouse is a "known" haunted location here in Iowa visited by dozens of Paranormal Groups and individuals including: Discovery Channels "My Ghost Story" and"Ghost Stalkers", Fox news, Lazor 103.3 Radio, Des Moines Register, author Steven LaChance, Villisca's Johnny Houser, Brad and Barry Klinge, Chris Dedman, John Tenney, Chad Lindberg, David Roundtree, Rosalyn Bown, Dakota Laden, Jodie Parks, Mike Holeman, Tim Dwight, Jacqui Carpenter, Chad and Brian Calek, Christopher Booth, SlipKnot's Corey Taylor and more.
In the beginning ...
The cornerstone inscribed with the year 1921 was set and the dedication ceremony commenced on April 1, 1922. The schoolhouse filled with citizens from miles around. An orchestra played on stage in the auditorium as a banquet served the hundreds in attendance. Not all citizens were behind the new building with its $100,000 price tag. One disgruntled citizen refused to attend the celebration calling it a “monument to the arrogance and vanity of the school board,” with its boiler heating, electric lights, and indoor bathroom facilities. On May 3, 2002, once again, the band played, a banquet served the hundreds in attendance and sadly, the 80-year-old schoolhouse closed its doors for the last time.
BOOK A "DAY" OR "OVERNIGHT"
NOTE: All bookings are are based on a "minimum" amount which covers as many as 6 people.
Have more then 6 people or want "Extended Stay" option? Any balance due for extra people or "Extended Stay" can be paid cash at door. Deposits are required within 10 days from booking as long as booked date is at least 6 weeks in advance. Deposit may be required sooner in some cases.
Everyone visiting Farrar will fill out a Waiver Form. The waiver form is available for download on the Booking page. Minors must be accompanied by a "responsible" adult who will sign a waiver on behalf of the Minor.
TWO TYPES OF EVENTS:
*"Farrar" Event: Sponsored and presented by the Farrar haunted Schoolhouse. Hosts/format selected by Farrar. Learn about the paranormal activity at the school!
*"Group" Event: Sponsored and presented by a private Group not affiliated with the Farrar Schoolhouse.
*Any "Group" Event listing(s) are added as a courtesy to the booking party and is not meant to reflect any endorsement by the Farrar Schoolhouse.
Type of Event is indicated on each Event listing.
Everyone attending an Event or an Overnight will have to sign a waiver. Minors can only attend if accompanied by a "responsible" adult will have to sign a waiver on the minors behalf. "Group" Events may have different age requirements and/or restrictions.
Sorry, no wheelchair accessibility in the building. There are no elevators and lots of stairs.
HAF discourages anyone with health issues or physical restrictions from attending.