Forest Grove School


24040 195th St
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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Phone: 563-332-5859

Forest Grove No. 5 is a restored one-room schoolhouse just off of Interstate 80 in rural Bettendorf, IA. The schoolhouse was built in 1873 and served as a place of learning from 1873 to 1957. The schoolhouse sits on its original site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Forest Grove No 5 is currently open free of charge to visitors on Saturday mornings from 9:30am until noon from Memorial Day through Labor Day or by appointment. A 10-minute short film by Emmy Award winners, Tammy and Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, is a highlight of our visitor experience and includes interview clips of former Forest Grove students and teachers. Full day reenactments for 4th to 8th grade students can be booked with our schoolmarm by calling Diane at 563-355-1163.


Visitor Hours are from 9:30am until noon on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day or by appointment.


Admission is free. Donations are accepted with our sincere gratitude.

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