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Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

126 E. Walnut St., Corydon, IN 47112
812-738-4890
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Corydon
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Site of the first capital of Indiana.
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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Fisherville, Kentucky
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199 reviews 199 reviews
160 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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