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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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Get away from the tourists at TC Steele

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Nashville, Indiana
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Nashville, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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151 reviews 151 reviews
54 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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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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101 reviews 101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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