Richmond, Indiana, is full of arts, antiques, automobiles, and plenty of group-friendly fun. Here are just a few reasons to include a stop in Richmond on your next group tour across America’s heartland.
The Cordial Cork restaurant or The Firehouse BBQ & Blues are local favorites for groups looking for sit-down service and ample room for larger parties. For a quick, casual meal or drink, stop at Roscoe’s Coffee Bar & Tap Room, a coffee, wine, and craft beer bar serving sandwiches and soups.
Travel down “America’s Main Street” through Richmond on the Old National Road, America’s first official interstate highway, constructed between 1811 and 1832. Make a pit stop at the Old National Road Welcome Center to learn about regional destinations and attractions, and shop for made-in-Indiana merchandise at the gift shop inside.
Gain a better understanding of Richmond’s cultural past at the Wayne County Historical Museum. The eight-building complex showcases the region’s industrial heritage and early pioneer life. Groups can browse an extensive collection of artifacts and antiques from around the world.
See Model Ts of all shapes and sizes at the Model T Museum in Richmond, Indiana. Managed and operated by the Model T Ford Club of America, the largest Model T association in the world, the museum features over 40 vintage vehicles, hundreds of books, antique tools and machinery, and automotive heirlooms.
At the Richmond Art Museum, the only independent art museum inside a public school, browse 19th- and 20th-century artworks in the permanent and rotating exhibits. Experience the “Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad” at the Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site. The eight-room home, built in 1839, sheltered over 1,000 freedom-seekers journeying north.
Main Image: Model T Museum; Credit: Visit Richmond