Vandalia Community Preservation Association, VCPA


These Historic Buildings Are Available For Public & Private Gatherings

The Vandalia Community Preservation Association welcomes and encourages responsible family, community, educational, private and public groups to use the two historic buildings it strives to preserve and maintain in Vandalia, Indiana. For a donation to the VCPA [a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization] to assist with maintenance and utilities, we are happy to make them available to folks who appreciate and will enjoy the unique opportunity to gather here and take a step back in time.

Image Vandalia Chapel

Image Vandalia School House

Vandalia Chapel Vandalia School House
Built in 1895, the Chapel is well suited and most frequently used for small old-fashioned wedding ceremonies or intimate funeral services but can also serve as a gathering place for other approved groups of up to 200 people.


Note: While there are convenient primitive outhouses on site, neither of the historic buildings has indoor plumbing or running water.

The School House, built in 1855, is furnished with antique school desks, benches, tables and chairs, an old pot-belly stove, and still has the original blackboards in place. It offers students (young and old) a trip back into history and is ideal for educational field trips.

In this building there is also a working range (with oven) and a refrigerator. Furnishings can be slightly rearranged, if necessary, to use it alone as a cozy meeting room or in conjunction with the Chapel (i.e., for a small wedding reception or as a pre- or post-funeral gathering place for friends and family).

Do keep us in mind and get in touch with any questions you may have about scheduling and our policies for use.