Ushers Ferry Historic Village – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The flood has caused the closing of the Seminole Valley Farm Museum and Usher’s Ferry, both need extensive work and involvement from those that enjoy having a wonderful family type attraction with great history to go to. If you can help, call the Chamber of Commerce in Cedar Rapids and offer your assistance.
At Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids take a step back in time to a small Iowa town at the turn of the century.
Join in the village life of 1906 by becoming one of the characters from the Usher family. The experience will enhance the history, fun and memory making if you participate in the era.
Join in the experience of the Parlour Theater where reading, momodramas, poetry and chamber theater are presented.
Special event days are scheduled from June to November and include historical re-enactments, musical events and even a Thanksgiving Candlelight Tour.
The real Ushers Ferry was not a town, but a ferry boat crossing for the Cedar River. In the early to mid-1800′s, ferrys were used to cross waterways too deep or powerful to simply drive a wagon across. Ferry crossings were the primary transportation across the Cedar River until bridges were constructed in the late nineteenth century.
Directions: 5925 Seminole Valley TR NE
Exit Interstate-380 at 42nd Street in Cedar Rapids. Go west about 3 miles. Turn south (left) on Seminole Valley Road and travel about 1 mile. Then turn east (left) and travel about 1/3 mile to the front gate of Ushers Ferry Historic Village.
Hours: Open May – November