Corydon Capitol State Historic Site, Corydon

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  • Interesting to visit the first capitol of Indiana. Gives incite into how it was in the beginning of the new state.  more »
  • We took a tour of the capital and the tour guide was awesome with all of our little children. He was patient, kind, and very informative. I would highly recommend!  more »
  • There is a map outside the courthouse with a guide to several historic places. We took a walking tour through that whole historic downtown area. Very interesting history & neat old buildings. Probably...  more »
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  • We had a lovely time visiting the First State Capitol! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and sweet. She told the history of the building, some genealogy regarding some of the men who built the town and the capitol building. She really tied everything together. Such a great experience
  • It's a great place to learn about early Indiana history. The people that work here are the best!
  • The historic site itself is composed of more than the old Statehouse. Go to the visitor's bureau or the "carriage house" across the street and you'll be set up for a tour which are begun at the top of the hour. The first stop is the Governor's Headquarters, the residence of the second elected governor, William Hendricks. The home itself is in very good condition and is filled with period furnishings - some of which were actually Hendricks' personal possessions. Next, you'll walk across the street and down the block a few hundred feet where you will be handed off to a different guide for the tour of the first Statehouse itself. The Statehouse is an amazingly small, but well-constructed limestone building. This structure served the Indiana House, Senate and Supreme Court (their courtroom is tiny!). I take one star away because the tour guides seem to be your local government types - someone's child or nephew or niece who aren't really suited to the job. The first guide seemed generally knowledgeable, but unenthusiastic about his job while the second clearly wasn't prepared - I noticed she had written notes on the palms of her hands and pads of fingers in ink! But, the town is absolutely charming, the sites are very interesting for history buffs and one should expect to visit for 1-2 hours including just walking around the town square. The site has street parking (not a problem on most days) and is easily accessible from I-64. Combine with a visit to the Falls Of The Ohio Park and Interpretive Center in nearby Jeffersonville (across the Ohio from Louisville, KY) or to Obannon State Park with views of the mighty Ohio River and a pioneer village and you've got a nice couple days in south-east Indiana!
  • Great place to visit with a lot of history to see.
  • Something not a lot of people seem to know about this Hidden Gem, is that it is the first capital of the state of Indiana. This is where the original Crossroads begin in America. This was the gateway to it all. If you really want to see where it all began, you must start here. This place is truly a gem and if you miss it in your lifetime, you're missing quite a bit.
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