Corydon, Indiana, offers a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a prime destination for group tours. Whether you’re a history enthusiast eager to explore Indiana’s first state capital or a nature lover looking to traverse the scenic landscapes, Corydon has something for everyone.
Tour the Harrison County Discovery Center, where interactive galleries illustrate the importance of this place in the development of Indiana. Groups will learn about the state’s early history, its unique cave systems and natural geography, and stories from the Civil War, including an examination of Confederate General John Morgan’s raids above the Mason-Dixon Line. After your group gets its fill of history, wander the charming downtown streets to find treasures and treats at the town’s many local shops.
Corydon is home to the second-oldest, family-operated studio glass factory in the U.S. At the Zimmerman Art Glass factory, marvel at stunning glass creations, crafted through techniques passed down through the Zimmerman family over the past 78 years. If your group is visiting during the winter holidays, reserve a time for a glass- blowing ornament workshop led by a master blower.
Groups should check out the nearby Indiana Caverns. Take a walking tour of the state’s longest cave, which also is home to one of the Midwest’s largest deposits of Ice Age bones. The tour takes groups past an underground river, a 40-foot waterfall, and spectacular natural rock formations.
Schedule a tour and tasting at Turtle Run Winery, located just outside of Corydon. The owners, Jim and Laura Pfeiffer, take a hands-on approach to running the winery, and travelers are likely to find these knowledgeable and friendly proprietors either manning the bar or leading the tours themselves. This homegrown experience is as relaxing as it is educational as groups learn the ins and outs of sublime winemaking and survey the rolling hills of southern Indiana.
Main Image: Downtown Corydon; Credit: ThisIsIndiana