Afraid of Things That go Bump in the Night?

Take a daytime tour of the Villisca Axe Murder House

For history buffs, the faint-of-heart, schools or clubs, the Villisca Axe Murder House is open for daytime tours. Since opening the house to the public, the Linn's have been hosts to school groups from across the midwest as well as individuals who just aren't ready to tackle the house after dark.

During the tour season which runs from April 1st - October 31st, the house is open daily from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tues thru Friday, and from 1 pm - 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday CLOSED ON MONDAYS Walk-in tours of the house will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis. The last daily tour will start no later then 3:30pm. >

The price for an individual daytime tour of the house is $10.00 per person 12 and over, Children 7-11 are $5, and seniors 65 and over are $5

Visitor's say....

"I went to the house on a day tour for a paper I was writing for one of my crime classes. But even during the day I got this feeling of being watched. Planning on going back for an overnight with friends. That and my boyfriend is a skeptic and I am bound to make a believer out of him :-P What better place that Villisca? Oh and the cafe in town has AWESOME food, I really recommend stopping in and having a bite to eat!" Lindsey~ Cedar Rapids, Ia


"We visited the house today and found it to be so interesting, I will definately go back. We really had a great time today!" Shyanne~ Des Moines/Ankeny, Ia


"Darwin is such a great, humble person. He has done an amazing job restoring the house to its original state! Go and visit the Villisca House; you will learn so much!" Irene~ Kansas City, Mo


"I am in love with this house. I have been, and still plan on visiting every year." Becca ~ Council Bluffs, IA


"I took my daughter and granddaughter thru the house around last Thanksgiving. They were awed by the house and enjoyed their visit. They're planning on coming back as soon as they can." Conie ~ Omaha, NE


"I just wanted to thank Darwin and Martha for the great tour and information." Steven ~ Iowa


"We would like to thank Darwin for our tour. It was an experience that we will never forget. We will be back for the same tour over and over again. If anyone is reading this and you have a chance to go to the house, DO IT. It was an great experience." Cariena/Todd Birchard ~ Malvern, IA


"Darwin is a super-nice guy. He really gets a kick out of showing people the house, and telling the history of the house (and the whole town). I spent almost 2 hours there. The axe murder house is cool, but Darwin makes it a special, one-of-a-kind experience. If you are bored with the "canned" and scripted walking tour, this is for you."~ Kenny

checks must be made out to Villisca Axe Murder House Inc. Mail your deposits to:

Martha Linn
1543 Chestnut ave
Corning, Iowa 50841