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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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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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Kingsport, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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