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Glendale School House

Step back into early schooldays on the prairie inside the Glendale Schoolhouse. This restored 1929 woodframe schoolhouse has been carefully preserved with many of the original furnishings intact. Moved in 1976 some 25 miles from its original location to the fairgrounds, the schoolhouse continues to host quilts and other heritage displays during the fair in summer. The original coal burning stove, hardwood floors, glass lanterns, piano, water crock, teacher desk/stage area and later student desks are still in place. An original map of schools in Baca County and other historical documents are also on display.

28500 County Road 24.6 (Baca County Fairgrounds)
SpringfieldCO  81073
(719) 523-6971


Hours of Operation
By appointment only (April-October) or during county fair in late July/early August.
Directions
Fairgrounds are located on the extreme western side of Springfield, north of the railroad tracks. From US Hwy 287 turn west on West 9th Ave. and drive about 6 blocks to the end of the street near the fairgrounds south entrance (on Road 24.6). The schoolhouse is located just inside the gate north of the driveway. The gate may be locked.
Visitor Services
Parking
Restrooms
Travel Tips
Several steakhouses and other restaurants are located in downtown Springfield.
Entrance Fees
Free. Donations towards preservation appreciated.




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