Travel back in time at the Fruita Schoolhouse

Tom’s Experience visiting the Fruita Schoolhouse:

The Fruita Schoolhouse is a popular stop in Capitol Reef National Park near the Fruita Petroglyphs. It is just off the highway 24. It was built in 1896 but has been refurbished over the years.

Fruita Schoolhouse Roadside

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a small recorded message you can play as you look through the windows into the old school. Dogs are allowed at the schoolhouse on leash.

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Fruita Schoolhouse Location: The school is just off of highway 24 about a mile past the Capitol Reef Visitor Center.


Fruita Schoolhouse:     38.288033,-111.248267

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