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Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

Address: 126 E. Walnut St., Corydon, IN 47112
Phone Number: 812-738-4890
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Corydon
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Site of the first capital of Indiana.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Site of the first capital of Indiana.

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Englewood, Florida
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206 reviews 206 reviews
10 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

not much in the way of a attaraction unless the renactors are there building closed most of the time grounds are clean but not much to see

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Indianapolis
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

What a great experience. The visitor's center lady that helped me and my wife locate places and recommended great places to eat was so personable.Plenty of great information there, Also the gift shop in the old church was awesome. We spoke with the man there for 45 minutes learning alot about the surrounding area and the great books they had... More 

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Corydon, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Corydon is a quaint historic town. The people who work at and give the tours at the historic site are knowledgeable and friendly. They share their knowledge with interesting stories. Once here you will want to visit the many other attractions offered in Harrison County.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A friend showed my partner and I around Indiana's first capital. The building is in excellent condition with the original colored walls. There are bookshelves on the top floor that are original. If you are in the area it's a small place that doesn't take long to visit. The guide knew a lot about the building and was very friendly.

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Highland, Indiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Even if you aren't a history buff, you will enjoy walking around this Indiana Historic area. There is signage everywhere explaining the buildings and events that took place. The woman at the Visitor's Center was extremely friendly and helpful.

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Brook, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The history is there, but the displays are not as interesting as we have seen other places. The tours are disorganized and sort of "random". The only saving grace was an interesting, knowledgeable tour guide at the Hendricks Home. It feels like a elementary field trip sort of destination.

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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If history is your thing, visiting this small city will be an enjoyment.The downtown square is quaint in the best possible meaning of the word. The downtown area is clean and well kept, all the historical sites are within walking distance of each other, and the Civil War Museum is on the other side of the street from the Old... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Step off the beaten path and see the first capital of Indiana. The history is rich with intrigue and mystery. The square in historic Corydon is always busy with something going on. Restaurants, shops, library, salons and even a Bed and Breakfast all within walking distance. Even in fall and winter the square is bustling with activities. What a great... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you do like and appreciate Indiana history , then you will enjoy the area. Certainly not exciting now , but obviously important to the establishment of the state.

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Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews 137 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Corydon is just a shadow of its former self, but it's interesting. We were there during one of the first warm evenings in 2014 and it was fun to walk around and read the historic markers. There were no tours or guides around, but still a good (short) visit. If you want to know more about the early history of... More 

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