Villisca Axe Murder House

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We do accept walk-ins, but encourage online reservations.

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One of America's Most Haunted Houses
The Villisca Axe Murders of June 1912 remain an enduring and unsettling enigma in American criminal history. In this quaint small Iowa town on a pleasant summer’s night, eight unsuspecting victims - including six children - were bludgeoned to death as they slept following a church service. Despite a nationwide manhunt, multiple suspects and two trials, the murder remains unsolved.
Take a Step Back in Time
In the 1990s, the home was painstakingly restored by historians Martha and Gavin Linn at great expense and effort to appears exactly like the night of the crime, right down to the lack of electricity or running water. Due to their dedication, the Josiah B. Moore House is now on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Experience It Yourself
In the last 20+ years, visitors reported all manner of unexplainable phenomena. What lurks in this otherwise picturesque farmhouse? Spirits of the victims? The dark presence of the murderer himself? Or could it be just the residue of the horrific crime that played out within its walls?
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Tour was amazing and the young lady (sorry we forgot her name) who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable on all the ev ...
01 Feb, 2024
Gabi Romero
I loved seeing the house, and don’t even get me started and the girl there. She was so nice and cool she showed us eve ...
21 Jan, 2024
By: Gabi Romero
Spectral Researchers of Central Florida
Having spent my childhood reading magazines and comics in the storage room of my parent's newspaper shop in the UK, I be ...
11 Jan, 2024
By: Spectral Researchers of Central Florida
Emily Schaley
It was creepy but amazing we actually think we connected with Herman the oldest kid the EMF only spiked when we said his ...
08 Jan, 2024
By: Emily Schaley
This House is outstanding! I love how professional they are with this house. Would recommend coming here!
03 Jan, 2024
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508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864


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