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Excellent interpretative material

When we visited the schoolroom was locked (despite a notice ion the NOP Visitor Center stating it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Tiny Schoolhouse

This is a tiny schoolhouse in the national park. There is a small parking lot and historical... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
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Utah State Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we visited the schoolroom was locked (despite a notice ion the NOP Visitor Center stating it was open) so we could only look in the windows. It is furnished inside and there are excellent boards outside telling about the building. It was not just...More

Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old school house at the foot of read cliffs was fascinating. Hard to believe all ages of children studied in that tiny building. Fortunately--it had a stove for winter warmth.

Thank Bgallersmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to believe that there were 26 kids in a class in here. They must've been sitting all over each other. Not only that, they apparently ranged from 3-18, from the photo. No wonder teachers only stayed a year. Wow! Such a beautiful, remote little...More

Thank sally8363
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is on Hwy 24, within the park boundaries, but not the park proper, if you will. You cannot go inside but can look in the windows and read the informational sign, so its a quick stop. Not far from the petroglyphs on Hwy 24...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This schoolhouse provided education for 8 grades when the Mormon settlers arrived. Small but functional.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 27 March 2018

On the side of the road off 24. If you blink you'll miss it. Very small but well preserved. Hard to believe this was a school.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This is a tiny schoolhouse in the national park. There is a small parking lot and historical marker. Worth a few minutes to stop.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

My family stopped at the Fruita Schoolhouse while visiting Capitol Reef NP. The schoolhouse is conveniently located off the highway and is easily walked from the visitor center or other historic structures. There is a small parking area if you are on a driving tour....More

1  Thank KBJ278
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Read up on the history of the Mormons in Utah and you will learn that Brigham Young encouraged families to establish settlements throughout Utah. The settlement in this area focused on farming and orchards, easy to understand why with the meadows adjacent to a water...More

1  Thank graymar6
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a pull-off of the side of the road and is worth the quick stop. There is signage telling you the history and although you can't enter the schoolhouse you can walk right up to it and look inside the windows. A very cool...More

1  Thank Amy K
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