The Bates-Hendricks House, pencil sketch

Schedule a Tour

Tours are scheduled by appointment only. To schedule your visit, please contact:


Tours are $8 per person. Ask about special pricing for groups of 10 or more people. We accept cash, check, or money order (no credit cards).

About the Tour

The tour is about one and half hours long and offers its visitors not only a look at an interesting pioneer home, but also gives an opportunity to see how Indiana changed from a wild frontier to a modern State during the 19th century.

Learn about the transition of Central Indiana from a wilderness to a State capital as seen by home owners:

The tour also includes Indiana's early history: