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Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

126 E. Walnut St., Corydon, IN 47112
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Corydon
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Site of the first capital of Indiana.
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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Champaign, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you are interested in the history of Indiana, then you should stop at this place. The visit doesn't take much time, but you learn quite a bit, especially if your guide is Alex, who seems to be well versed in history. In particular I loved the map of old Indiana territories, with lots of French names, and the barrister... More

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

There is not alot to the site but the buildings are cool. It would be better to stop and see when its not cold and raining. Corydon was Indiana's first capital before being moved to Indianapolis.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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160 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

If you're passing through, doing some caving, exploring the forest for the elusive Hoosier beast (a cross between Sasquatch and Cupacobra I'm told), then Corydon is a good place to relax for a bit, grab a bite to eat, and learn some history. While we were there, we visited the charming town park, read up on the history, went shopping... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you get a guide named Nancy, she call bring the history of Indiana's statehood to life. I take my 4th grade class here every year for their Indiana history class. It's very original and their is the second governor of Indiana's house across the street. I always take my class to Zimmerman Art Glass to see how glass is... More

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West Lafayette
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Arrived here about 3 on September 11 as a small staff was cleaning windows. It’s a small operation and takes no more than 20 minutes to tour. The history is presented in the main chamber on the ground floor, then you can visit the second floor (senate and judicial chambers) on your own. Our guide was a young man who... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The town had many beautiful historic homes. There were several historic markers in the area that told the history. We drove through the area after dark and didn't have time to return during the day.

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Westville, Indiana
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

At $3 a person, it was overpriced. We only did the capital building. We got a short talk about the history of Corydon's very short status as Indiana's State capital. Walking through the building took 10 minutes, if that. There's also a tour of the old Governors house. I was outvoted & we just looked at the outside. The town... More

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

We did the joint tour of the State Capital and the governor's mansion. Tours are always dependent upon the guide and the questions that you ask. The young guide AT the Capitol was indifferent. The older woman at the mansion was enthusiastic. Ask to see the Methodist church next door!

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