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Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

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Address: 126 E. Walnut St., Corydon, IN 47112
Phone Number: 812-738-4890
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Site of the first capital of Indiana.

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Unfortunately the capitol was closed for renovations, but we toured the Governors Mansion. I think they only have 3 rooms open but still interesting. Not a long tour. Would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Galveston, Indiana
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Galveston, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Unfortunately the capitol was closed for renovations, but we toured the Governors Mansion. I think they only have 3 rooms open but still interesting. Not a long tour. Would be nice to have been able to see the Capitol also.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I was planning on going to Louisville, got tired of driving and stopped by the inn in Corydon. After asking the front desk about the nearest town in the area, I went to downtown Corydon. I parked my car near the mall and walked down the hill, it was a nice walk but kinda hot. Visited the visitor center and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is a fun and interesting place to visit. The Supreme Court room upstairs was the scene of the 1820 Polly Strong vs. Hyacinthe Lasselle case which abolished slavery in Indiana. The cost of the tour is very reasonable and the tour guide we had was excellent. Allow about an hour. We highly recommend Corydon... More 

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Overall the visit was pretty good. We paid the $5.00 each for the walking tour. Under construction during the visit, but overall not bad. I would recommend, however not with little children. In my opinion, this is best for adults with no physical disabilities.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

With construction to restore the state capital site for indiana's upcoming bicentennial in 2016, I would wait to see it. However, still fun to visit on the inside to see early 1800's history. The tour guide had a good sense of time and good stories. Parking at site was still fairly easy with construction

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Currently under construction, I'm sure it will be very nice when finished. Corydon is a very nice town to visit.

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Greenfield, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

So disappointed we were unable to see anything. It was closed for renovations. The town square is beautiful and was a pleasure to walk around.

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sailonby, Manager at Corydon Capitol State Historic Site, responded to this review

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is not closed for renovations. We are sorry you were unable to find a tour for the day you were here. The town square is currently undergoing renovations but the historic site itself is open as usual. We hope you will return soon! We'd love to share our history with you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Cutest little town Square ever!… looks like a picture out of Mayberry RFD..... And tons of history to boot..... Cute little stores to shop in all around the square, and great food too...

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had some time to kill before our dinner reservations, so we drove a mile off the highway and found this beautiful, quaint, historic district. The was the first state capital of Indiana, with the original capital building now serving as a museum. Well worth the trip!

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Dayton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Original capitol and courthouse with quite the history. Inside you'll fine the desk the state constituion was signed on as well as part of the Constituion Elm, under who's watchful eye the document was signed. Something to that effect, the stump of the elm can be seen a few blocks away. The tour guides for this site and others as... More 

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