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Admission to these historic sites at the Indiana State Museum is free before June 11

By meerna Jun12,2024

In honor of Juneteenth, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites are offering free admission to all locations on Saturday. Is it worth the drive for Louisville area residents? Some historic sites may be closer than locals seem to think.

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The main hallway in the Culbertson residence in New Albany, Indiana.  September 28, 2021The main hallway in the Culbertson residence in New Albany, Indiana.  September 28, 2021

The main hallway in the Culbertson residence in New Albany, Indiana. September 28, 2021

Celebrate June 11 with the Indiana State Museum

According to a press release from the Indiana State Museum, on Saturday, June 15, in celebration of Juneteenth, the organization is offering free admission to all 12 of its locations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These include several near Louisville, with monuments in New Albany and Evansville.

The main museum in Indianapolis, about two hours from downtown Louisville, will feature galleries including the new “Good Night Forest” and “Ancient Seas” that will be open to the public. Guests can chat with museum curators and view historical artifacts.

Attendees will also be able to watch live performances by Asante Art Institute, Epiphany Dance Collective and Elijah Stephen, as well as the new documentary “Major Taylor: Champion of the Race.” Tours are also available at select locations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Is it worth the drive to Indiana landmarks from Louisville?

In addition to the Indiana State Museum, 11 historic sites will be open Saturday.

  • Culbertson Mansion: It is located at 914 E. Main St. in New Albany. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 6 miles or 15 minutes)

  • Corydon Capitol: It is located at 202 E. Walnut St. in Corydon. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 20 miles or 30 minutes)

  • Lanier Residence: It is located at 601 W. First St. in Madison. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 50 miles or an hour)

  • Angel Mounds: Currently under renovation. It is located at 8215 Pollack Ave. in Evansville. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 95 miles (or 1 hour and 45 minutes)

  • T. C. Steele: Located at 4220 TC Steele Rd. in Nashville. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 100 miles or 2 hours)

  • New Harmony: It is located at 410 Main St. at New Harmony. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 130 miles or 2 hours)

  • Whitewater Canal: It is located at 19073 Main St. in Metamora. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 120 miles or 2 hours and 15 minutes)

  • Vincennes: It is located at 1 W. Harrison St. in Vincennes. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 135 miles or 2 1/2 hours)

  • Levi and Catharine’s Coffin House: It is located at 201 US 27 North in Fountain City. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 285 miles or 3 hours)

  • Limberlost: It is located at 200 Sixth St. in Geneva. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 230 miles or 3 1/2 hours)

  • Gene Stratton-Porter: Located at 1205 Pleasant Point in Rome. (Distance from downtown Louisville: Approximately 260 miles or 4 hours)

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Where is the Indiana State Museum?

The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W. Washington St. in Indianapolis.

Indiana State Museum location

This article originally appeared in the Louisville Courier Journal: Celebrate June 11 with the Indiana State Museum — free of charge

By meerna

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