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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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Site of the first capital of Indiana.

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Indiana history

I've always been proud to be a Hoosier. Indiana is a beautiful state and Corydon was once the capital and is about to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2016. There are also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
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Dugger, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I love history and this was the first Capital of Indiana and very well kept up to date. It is right in the middle of town on the square.

Thank marye137
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I've always been proud to be a Hoosier. Indiana is a beautiful state and Corydon was once the capital and is about to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2016. There are also surrounding places to see such as O'Bannon Woods State Park, Kitner House, wineries, cave systems, etc. Nice place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

It's awesome. They're remodeling right now, so we plan to come back to go through? But it's really neat showing our young generation the past that made us many many years before. Its like a history lesson in life. Really enjoyed it! Thank you.

1 Thank Dawn S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Unfortunately, the old Indiana State Capitol building was closed for renovations during our visit, so we did not get to tour the building. We visited the visitors center on the corner and they were very helpful with lots of maps and information on the area. At their suggestion, we walked over to the old church where a nice young woman... More 

Thank James M
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.

1 Thank BATC1
Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 

1 Thank KirbyPop
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 

Thank Luv2TvlwU
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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.

1 Thank Hoosier0311
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

1 Thank Zephyr_Zeitgeber
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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.

Thank JohnP42301

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