Posted in Indiana
November 15, 2022
Indiana history buffs will love this one: how about a truly fascinating front-line seat to some of the most notable historical sites in the entire state of Hoosier? Sounds good? If so, you should check out this delightful (and very interesting) Indiana historic road trip that includes six amazing stops – all amazing pieces of Hoosier history. Indiana history has never been so fun! Follow the official Google Map.
We begin our adventure at Limberlost State Historic Site.
This is one you might not even have known about! Limberlost State Historic Site was once the home of prolific writer Gene Stratton-Porter; She wrote six incredible novels here and to this day you can see her actual desk where it was when she was working at it. That’s not all: she was also a keen photographer and naturist with an extensive moth collection (you read that right) which you can still browse to this day. That’s not all, of course – for more information on this fascinating Indiana historic site, be sure to visit the official website.
Limberlost State Historic Site, 200 6th St, Geneva, IN 46740, USA
Next we travel to the birthplace of an immensely important man: Wilbur Wright, one of the two men who laid the foundations for modern aviation.
On April 16, 1867, a remarkable man was born: Wilbur Wright, one half of the famous Wright Brothers, would eventually design and successfully fly the very first airplane – and forever change the course of history as we know it. Bet you didn’t know he was born right here in the state of Hoosier! Visit his birthplace and learn about his fascinating legacy at this one-of-a-kind Indiana home and historical museum.
Birthplace of Wilbur Wright, 1525 N 750 E, Hagerstown, IN 47346, USA
Our third mini-adventure of the day is a stop at the (beautiful) home of a former US President.
Nestled in Indy’s Old Northside District is something remarkable: the former home of the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison. He served from 1889 to 1893, and hung his hat in this magnificent 16-room home. If you fancy a side trip, President Harrison is also buried in Indianapolis, in the old Crown Hill Cemetery. Visit the official website to plan your trip before you arrive!
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Now let’s head to one of Indiana’s most historic cities: Vincennes.
Vincennes is a historically interesting city in Indiana and also has the reputation of being the oldest single city in the state. It was founded by French settlers in 1732, and to make a long story short, it changed hands… more than once. It became the official capital of the Indiana Territory in 1800, and the rest, as they say, is history. Enjoy numerous fascinating sights in the city of Vincennes, such as the original Territory Capitol Building, the French House, Fort Knox II, Sugar Loaf Mound (pictured above) and much more. This could be an entire day trip on its own.
Vincennes State Historic Sites, 1 W, Harrison St, Vincennes, IN 47591, USA
Speaking of US Presidents, our fifth stop is downright fascinating: the childhood home of President Abraham Lincoln himself.
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, spent much of his youth here in Indiana? Yes, and at the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home and National Museum, you can explore an identical replica of the cabin he grew up in and experience a slice of life as it would have been back then. Learn all about Lincoln’s 14 years in Indiana and life on the frontier at this fascinating and entertaining Indiana historical monument.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, 3027 ES St, Lincoln City, IN 47552, USA
Finally, we arrive at our final stop: Angel Mounds State Historic Site, a stunningly elegant ancient Native American site.
People interested in Indiana Native American history will love this one; Founded by the Mississippi people long, long ago, this compound was once home to more than 1,000 people. They built numerous mounds, all for different purposes, and over the decades more than 300 amazing artefacts have been discovered here. Learn all about the amazing history of Indiana’s Native Americans at this incredible historical site.
Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave, Evansville, IN 47715, USA
There you have it, a truly fascinating Indiana historical road trip that will take you through some of the most fascinating parts of our state’s history. Who knew Indiana was such an interesting place? Well now you do.
Address: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Address: Limberlost State Historic Site, 200 6th St, Geneva, IN 46740, USA
Address: Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave, Evansville, IN 47715, USA
Address: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, 3027 ES St, Lincoln City, IN 47552, USA
Address: Birthplace of Wilbur Wright, 1525 N 750 E, Hagerstown, IN 47346, USA
Address: Vincennes State Historic Sites, 1 W, Harrison St, Vincennes, IN 47591, USA
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