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T.C. Steele State Historic Site

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Address: 4220 T.C. Steele Rd, Nashville, IN
Phone Number: 812-988-2785
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Home and studio of T.C. Steele.

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Murder Mystery in Historic Art Studio

Music combo played & sang Carmichael & Mercer with skill. Audience participation in the mystery was great fun. Price was a good deal given the variety of desserts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
CharlesMD72PS
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Bloomington, IN
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Bloomington, IN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Music combo played & sang Carmichael & Mercer with skill. Audience participation in the mystery was great fun. Price was a good deal given the variety of desserts & drinks. Another sell-out.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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34 reviews 34 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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172 helpful votes 172 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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102 helpful votes 102 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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