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History & Heritage Attractions

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, Indiana. You'll learn about Westfield's connection to the Underground Railroad, an abolitionist that lived in Sheridan and exciting discoveries from the past at Strawtown Koteewi Park.

History abounds in Hamilton County at Conner Prairie, where visitors experience Indiana's past in five themed historic area - 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.

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Conner Prairie

  • 13400 Allisonville Rd.
  • Fishers, IN 46038
  • (317) 776-6000
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Spanning 850 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes more than 340,000 guests of all ages annually. Five outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning

Hamilton County Museum of History and Old Sheriff's Residence and Jail

  • 810 Conner St.
  • Noblesville, IN 46060
  • (317) 770-0775
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This historic building served as the Sheriff's Residence and the Jail until 1977, The Jail is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the 1876 Museum houses items of county historic

Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections

  • 111 E. Main St.
  • Carmel, IN 46032
  • (317) 575-9466
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Enjoy the creativity and craftsmanship in more than 80 dollhouses and miniature scenes. Children can play the treasure-hunt game. Choose docent-guided, self-guided or audio tour. Admission: $5/adult,

Nickel Plate Arts

  • 107 S. 8th St.
  • Noblesville, IN 46060
  • (317) 452-3690
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Nickel Plate Arts invites you to start your adventure here and learn about the art class offerings, visit the gallery, meet artists in their studios, and discover art-based activities happening - Historic Ghost Walk Tours

  • Westfield, IN 46074
  • (317) 840-6456
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UnseenPress was started in 2001 by Nicole and Michael Kobrowski and offers Historic Indiana ghost walks and tours throughout Hamilton County. Check website for schedule and fees. Private walking and

White River Canoe Company

  • 17180 River Ave.
  • Noblesville, IN 46062
  • (317) 867-4233
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Float the White River in a canoe, kayak, or river tube on any one of nine trips that span 28 miles of the river as it meanders through Hamilton County. Trips range in length from 1.5 miles/one hour to

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Arcadia Arts & Heritage Depot

  • 107 W. S. St.
  • Arcadia, IN 46030
  • (317) 946-6792
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Listed on the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures, as originally built in 1869, when it served as a stop for weary rail travelers. View artifacts of the town's history - the ticket booth

Boxley Cabin/Veterans Park

  • 308 S. Main St.
  • Sheridan, IN 46069
  • (317) 758-5054
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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.

CMG Worldwide Legends Museum

  • 10500 Crosspoint Blvd.
  • Indianapolis, IN 46256
  • (317) 570-5000
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CMG Worldwide’s museum, known as The Legends Museum, opened in December 1999, as a tribute to the greatest personalities of the past 100 years. Visitors are encouraged to look deeper into yesteryear,

Coxhall Gardens

  • 2000 W. 116th St.
  • Carmel, IN 46032
  • (317) 770-4400
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This 125-acre park has been transformed with beautiful gardens. Stroll through and enjoy the sounds of the Carillon Bell Towers. Children will enjoy the make-believe village which includes many

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