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