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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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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Beautiful, quaint, historic town.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
tim_b_toolman
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Greenfield, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Englewood, Florida
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237 reviews 237 reviews
11 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 via mobile

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
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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