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T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Address: 4220 T.C. Steele Rd, Nashville, IN
Phone Number: 812-988-2785
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Home and studio of T.C. Steele.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Home and studio of T.C. Steele.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

T C Steele is arguably the finest and most widely recognized artist from the 19th Century Hoosier Salon. A plein air artist [from French "En plein air...an... expression which means 'in the open air' the act of painting outdoors, per Wikipedia], this is a total experience...an opportunity to see the largest single collection of his work; his home; his studio;... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A quiet place to see some real Hoosier art from the last century. It's a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the time you take to get there.

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Carmel, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have been here several times but my husband hadn't. We stopped by on Monday and the buildings were closed but the grounds were open. It was a lovely day and we walked around for a while and chatted with an employee. I love it when the plein air artists are there painting. It is great to see them and... More 

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San Diego, California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
102 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

See this impressive place and hear stories about Indiana and one of her most beloved native sons, T. C. Steele. Find out about his even more remarkable wife. You'll see the early paintings of this genius, including one done before his teens. Learn how he followed his dream though all obstacles. When you see his landscape paintings, you'll understand why... More 

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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful grounds and house. Learned a lot about early settlement of artists. Made me appreciate the long history of Brown County's aesthetic appeal.

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Lexington, VA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Docent led tour. John was not only knowledgable but enthusiastic to share the history of TC Steele. Felt we knew the history of the art, studio and house when we left. John brought the family to life. John described Steele's progression in his career and his influence on Indiana's art community. We highly recommend going to this site. the state... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our visit of the T.C. Steele State Historic Site. We (and especially my wife) both enjoy art but were not familiar with T.C. Steele's life or work. We are now and are both big fans. The park was nice too with many hiking trails and places to have a picnic with family and friends. We... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Take the 1 hour, $5 tour. Well worth it. Because of cold weather, we were the only 2 on the tour so we got to ask lots of questions and see much of this esteemed artist's work.

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Centralia, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Since I Am An Artist I Especially Enjoyed Our (Mostly Level) 1-Hour Walking Tour of The Artist's Studio, Home, Gardens, & Grounds Conducted By A Knowlegeable Guide. A Nominal Fee Is Charged.

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Pensacola, Florida
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48 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This site is like a giant time capsule that you can walk through. The studio and home are filled with the artist's work and are much like he and his wife left in in the early part of the twentieth century. The guides are very knowledgeable and the grounds very rustic and inviting. Well worth the $5 entry.

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