Arcadia Academy

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This academy was originally built as a Methodist high school in 1840, and it was once used as a Civil War hospital. After that, it was a girls’ Catholic school until it became a bed-and-breakfast and antique store. The nuns who used to run the school here are said to haunt the place, and in fact are said to be buried in a cemetery on the grounds. Photographs taken here have picked up orbs, vertexes and strange mists, and some are said to be seen on the establishment’s web site.

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211 College St
Arcadia, MO 63621
United States

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37.587146756354926, -90.62740080622098
Iron County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Arcadia, MO (0.1 mi.)
Ironton, MO (0.7 mi.)
Pilot Knob, MO (2.5 mi.)
Iron Mountain Lake, MO (7.3 mi.)
Bismarck, MO (12.6 mi.)
Doe Run, MO (12.9 mi.)
Caledonia, MO (14.5 mi.)
Annapolis, MO (16.1 mi.)
Irondale, MO (17.1 mi.)
Farmington, MO (17.5 mi.)

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    • The faculty was built by/for Methodist. It was at a later date the Catholic Church owned and operated what was called Ursuline Academy, now is known as Thee Abbey, Arcadia Academy, Abbey Kitchen.

  1. This is a truley interesting place. It was a small contained community in itself. very very historical…..a good place to visit and learn.

  2. im afraid they do the nuns bought the place and it is haunted i found at a lest 7 of them there were nuns tell ing me to quite swearing the front of the guys had orb in fornt and then there was a body hanging in the steeple and then little girl in corner i walk in in to the resturnt a dn then one pole was so cld and it ws 85 in there and then i walk in to the ice cream place it ws a morge i have pic of it and then heard some one in hall kept saying come to the church i would not go int ther the kitchen was the opeerating room and then i seen the millatry he said do not cross the bridge

  3. My group We See Dead People Paranormal Investigations have performed many investigations here going back to 2001. Along with photo graphic evidence I can tell you that the gym, Stone Circle by the pond and cemetery are very active.

  4. My mother, now deceased, was born in 1933 and was forced to stay there when she was fifteen. My grandparents thought it was a high status mark back then if their daughter stayed at what was then a private, all-girls Catholic school. That would have been about 1948 or so. My mom always said that the nuns there were horribly mean. She ended up running away from that place it was awful. For what it’s worth, a lot of daughters of St. Louis mafia guys went there too.

  5. I went there when they have a job fair there for tg and I told my fiancé I had to use the restroom and I felt and seen an appearance of a nun looming g right at me when I was washing my hands and I also seen a solider staring at me where we ate at there

  6. As soon as we walked through the front door, I told my wife I bet this place is haunted. I didn’t see or hear anything, but I could definitely feel it.

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