Home of Indiana’s First State Capitol, Corydon’s historic buildings and sites.
Established in 1808, the town of Corydon served as Indiana’s first state capitol from 1816 to 1825, and is centrally located in Harrison County. This history is palpable when you walk downtown Corydon’s storied streets, with most of the buildings dating to the 1800s. The Corydon Capitol State Historic Site tours include the capitol building and governor’s headquarters. Learn more about the area at the Harrison County Discovery Center, where you’ll find interactive, immersive displays for all ages featuring the area’s wildlife, natural science, and history—including a 360-degree projection of a reenactment of the only Civil War battle fought on Indiana soil, the Battle of Corydon.
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Site of the only Civil War battle fought on Indiana soil.
Indiana’s state constitution was drafted underneath its branches.
Where statehood began: Tour Indiana’s First State Capitol Building
This two-story federal style brick house was built in 1817.
Interactive high tech local history museum for all ages.
Host of Indiana’s oldest county fair and many other events throughout the year.
This is where it all began. Indiana’s real hometown!
In 1817 this brick building housed the State of Indiana government offices.
One of Indiana’s oldest standing African-American elementary/secondary schools.
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