The Civil War was a defining moment in our country’s history, and its ripple effects were undoubtedly felt in Indiana. Countless Hoosiers participated in the Underground Railroad. Numerous fought on battlefields throughout the country (one of which was down in southern Indiana). Indiana’s substantial ties to the Civil War are undeniable.
This tour highlights sites that are central to Indiana’s narrative from this era, specifically pertaining to the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, and even Abraham Lincoln. From memorials to house museums, going on this tour will expose you to locations and the rich 19th century narratives associated with them. Discover Indiana invites you to take a journey across the 19th state and learn how the explosive events of the mid-1800’s manifested in Indiana!
Please keep in mind that each tour is by no means a comprehensive list of sites in Indiana related to each theme. Please be respectful of private property lines when visiting each of these sites.