Conner Prairie Living History Museum
13400 Allisonville Road
Fishers, Indiana 46038This is not a stone building with exhibits displayed behind glass. There are no amusement rides, or coin insert exhibits. You step into a community that has been restored from the past. You are surrounded by authentically clothed interpreters who speak, work and interact with you as though you had stepped back in time about 150 years. In 1934 Eli Lilly, president of the Indiana Historical Society purchased the house and property of William and Elizabeth Conners. Lilly's goals were to save the house and Interpreter to restore it to its once dignified condition. Even though historic preservation was in
1836 PrairietownYou step into a re-created village of Prairietown. The costumed interpreters look, act and speak in the ways as the pioneers who lived here more than 150 years ago. You can talk to the doctor, schoolmaster, innkeeper and like as though you had stepped back in time. You walk among them and observe them cooking and working in period dress. You can attend school in a one-room school house
William Conner EstateYou tour the statesman Conner's 1823 Federal-style home. One of the first brick homes built in central Indiana. You tour the Conner Barn, Garden, Loom House, Spring House and the Nature Trail. The period furnishings and interpreters dressed accordingly gives you impression that you are personally a guest of the statesman himself.
1816 Lenape Indian CampHands-on learning and experiencing never had such an exact meaning. You Chairs may wash clothes on a washboard, use farm tools
Duncan McKinnen's Log Trading PostVisit Duncan McKinnen's log trading post and a reconstructed frontier. Explore traditional-style wigwams, and learn about the history and culture of the Lenape Indians. Participate in activities such as making a dugout canoe or grinding corn. Hear stories of adventure and share a truly unique experience with your family.
Museum Shop, Persimmons RestaurantConner Prairie welcomes groups of all sizes and most buildings are accessible to wheelchairs. The Museum Shop offers re-created historic decorative wares, jewelry and gourmet foods. The Persimmons Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended. There is also a Cafe that offers snacks and sandwiches. call for information 800-966-1836.
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