Historical Land Marks in Indiana

Historical Land Marks in Indiana
Make visiting Indiana's historic landmarks an educational trip that includes some outdoor fun. Several Indiana historic hot spots are locations where you can spend the day hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Learn about Native Americans, Abraham Lincoln and the state's history while finding an outdoor adventure.

Lincoln Boyhood Home

Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Home is near Lincoln City, Indiana. The home sits on Knob Creek Farm, a 228-acre property with rolling hills, fields and creeks. Lincoln lived at Knob Creek in a stone home from the age of 2 to 8. Enjoy the historic displays and take a hike on one of the trails on the property. The landmark is open year-round, with interpretive staff on hand from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Lincoln Boyhood Home
2916 E. South St.
P.O. Box 1816
Lincoln City, IN 47552

Bailly Homestead National Historic Landmark

The Bailly Homestead is a National Historic Landmark inside Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park. This historic site is home of the late Honore Gratien Joseph Bailly de Messein. Bailly, a fur trader, contributed to the development of the Calumet Region in northern Indiana. Bailly established meeting places, or fur trading posts, where Native Americans and Euro-Americans met. While visiting the Homestead, take some time to enjoy the extensive outdoor opportunities in Dunes National Lakeshore Park. Do some cross-country skiing in the winter months, or spend some time hiking through the park trails during the summer.

Bailly Homestead National Historic Landmark
1100 N. Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304
219-926-7561, Ext. 3

Tippecanoe Battlefield

Enjoy a piece of Indiana history while relaxing in the great outdoors at the Tippecanoe Battlefield at Battlefield National Historic Landmark. Take a hike through the wooded area that once saw Native Americans stand their ground trying to protect the land they lived on for hundreds of years. After your hike, enjoy a relaxing picnic on the grounds or tour the nature center or museum and gift shop. The museum is home to historical displays depicting the battle at Tippecanoe.

Tippecanoe Battlefield
200 Battle Ground Ave.
Battle Ground, IN

Article Written By Jennifer Ehlenfeldt

Jennifer Ehlenfeldt is a freelance writer with 15 years of experience in both traditional print and news media. She also provides SEO content to industry-leading online publishers. Ehlenfeldt holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She has written for websites including Business.com, eHow, Trails and LIVESTRONG.

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