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Conner Prairie

Check out the Hamilton County blog to learn about historic attractions, Conner Prairie and more.


History abounds in Hamilton County with Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, where visitors experience Indiana's past in five themed historic areas - Lenape Camp, Conner Homestead, 1836 Prairietown, 1859 Balloon Voyage and 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana. Get immersed in the experience as you look, touch, smell, taste and hear Indiana history first-hand.

Ride the rails with the Indiana Transportation Museum along this historic Nickel Plate Rail Line. Excursions range from family outings to date-night dinner trains.

Looking for local history? Check out area historical societies (listed below) that are dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting each communities history in Hamilton County. You'll learn about Westfield's connection to the Underground Railroad, an abolishionist that lived in Sheridan and exciting discoveries from the past at Strawtown Koteewi Park.

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Boxley Cabin/Veteran Park

  • Veterans Park
  • Sheridan, IN 46069
  • (317) 758-5054

From the wilderness and now into public view, the cabin was once the home of one of the first abolitionists, George Boxley. Today, the Sheridan Historical Society is sharing the legacy of this story.

Carmel Monon Depot Museum

  • 211 First Street S.W.
  • Carmel, IN 46032
  • (317) 846-7117

Built in 1883, the depot served as the main transportation and freight site for Carmel. Now home to the Carmel Clay Historical Society, the museum features railroad artifacts and local history. Open:

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

  • 13400 Allisonville Road
  • Fishers, IN 46038
  • (317) 776-6006

Indiana's rich and exciting history comes to life each and every day at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. Five themed outdoor areas provide a place to engage, explore and discover what it was

Indiana Transportation Museum

  • Forest Park
  • Noblesville, IN 46060
  • (317) 773-6000

Ride the rails and tour restored rail cars. Special event train rides include – Dinner in the Diner, Pizza Plus Express, FairTrain, Pumpkin Train, Polar Bear Express, and various weekend excursions.

Strawtown Koteewi Park

  • 12308 West Strawtown Avenue
  • Noblesville, IN 46060
  • (317) 774-2574

Strawtown Koteewi Park is a must-see for any history buff with the archaeological activity in recent years. Researchers have discovered that the major occupancy of this property dates back to

The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens

  • 10595 Eller Road
  • Fishers, IN 46038
  • (317) 845-4265

The Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens is a venue for weddings, meetings, cultural, historic and garden oriented events. 1880's built Greek Revival structure is located within Heritage Park and - Historic Ghost Walk Tours

  • Westfield, IN 46074
  • (317) 840-6456

Offering Historic Indiana ghost walks and tours throughout Hamilton County. Check website for schedule and fees. Private walking and bus tours available when booking ahead.

Westfield-Washington Historical Society & Museum

  • 145 South Union Street
  • Westfield, IN 46074
  • (317) 804-5365

With a rich history of the Underground Railroad, the Westfield-Washington Historical Society preserves and educates through a series of events throughout the year. Admission: donation Hours: Saturday

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