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T.C. Steele State Historic Site

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Houses & Mansions, Historic Sites, School Trip, Historical
4220 T C Steele Rd, Nashville, IN
URL: T.C. Steele State Historic...  Phone: 812-988-2785

Activity Overview

The T.C. Steele State Historic Site is a 211-acre historic site located in Nashville, Indiana, which is just over an hour's drive south of Indianapolis. It features the former home of Theodore Clement Steele, an American Impressionist painter known for his beautiful landscape paintings of Indiana. Today, the land is part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, which allows visitors to explore his house and its historic gardens.

Spend a day learning about Indiana history, viewing art, and wandering along nature trails at T.C. Steele State Historic Site - it's a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and have a relaxing family day out.

Things to Do

  • Go on a family nature hike - the site features great nature trails that wind through the gardens, including a self-guided Historic Painting Walk.
  • Visit the House of the Singing Winds, the beautiful home that T.C. Steele and his wife built in the early 1900s. It is especially interesting due to its unique architectural style and its eclectic decorations.
  • Look at all the artwork located in buildings throughout the site, including impressionistic landscapes, portraits, stencils, sculptures, and still lifes!

T.C. Steele State Historic Site Insider Tips

  • Check out their Programs page to learn about upcoming events your family can attend, including weekend wildflower hikes and informative workshops.
  • Bring along some binoculars so you can go bird watching while you hike, or a camera to take photos of all the exciting aquatic life that lives in the beautiful Lily Ponds.
  • Learn more about Indiana's fascinating history by visiting the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis or one of the state's other historic sites.

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