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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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Our wonderfully knowledgeable, witty docent clearly enjoys showing visitors around. Stunned to see valuable art and original furnishings. This is a truly worthwhile stop and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our wonderfully knowledgeable, witty docent clearly enjoys showing visitors around. Stunned to see valuable art and original furnishings. This is a truly worthwhile stop and worthy of our public stewardship.

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a nice little scenic drive to this place It is so peaceful and quiet here. You can view the art studio and see all of the surrounding buildings. What a great place for an artist.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you visit the Nashville, IN area make sure you go out to the T.C. Steele State Historic Site. You can get away from all the hustle and bustle and enjoy the peace and serenity of an old historic area. The forest is huge and it's rich with black locust, black walnut, various pine and spruce trees. Be sure to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is the real deal here historically. The area is beautiful, and probably one of the last old forests. There is much to do here in the area, as Nashville, Indiana is a historical artists colony itself, with eclectic art-ware of every kind. I lived here for 6 years, the people are kind of traditionally closed (that's Indiana for you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a low-key, quiet gem. The site has a number of original buildings from the early 20th century art colony on the site. Tours are available, but we didn't go on it. The brochure from the museum office was very helpful in learning the history and the layout of the park. The highlight for us was finding the lily... More 

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Nashville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This State Historic Site is a true gem that most tourists never even know is there. The flowers are out of this world and you can learn so much history about the Brown County artists and the life of early settlers. Listen to a local..really... do not miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I like Brown County for its Artist Colony atmosphere. T. C. Steele Home is a wonderful, peaceful, quiet place to go. But Brown County is much, much more than an Artists' Colony. See the State Park, visit downtown Nashville, many good places to eat. This down is a peaceful little town and you will feel welcome wherever you go.

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Palatka, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The drive out to this Historic Site sets your mind in the proper mode: softly sweeping curves and hills comfort you as you make your way closer to the area. The scenic surroundings invite you to explore the small creek bed and paths that meander through the forest. The tour that is offered of the on site buildings is a... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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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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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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