French Icarian Village
Visit the French Icarian Village just 3 miles east of Corning. The Icarian Village is the longest-lived non-religious colony in the United States. Established in 1852 and disbanded in 1898, the colony is one of the beloved things to do in Iowa. See the restored communal dining hall (refectory), the schoolhouse, and cemetery. Join in at one of their events. Fête du Mais; May Day Ladies' Afternoon Tea and Country School Reunion. Help raise money by joining in the Icarian Foundation Golf Tournament. Bring a busload of children to experience a half-day or full-day of learning at the school.
America's French Icarian Village
Village: 2349 220th Street
Office: 710 Davis Avenue
Corning, IA 50841
Call 515.321.9743 or the Adams Community Economic Development office at 641-322-5229 currently to schedule a tour or leave a message.
Video created in partnership with
Southwest Valley HS students