The first road commissioned by the Indiana State Legislature in 1826, it connected Madison on the Ohio River to Michigan City on Lake Michigan via Indianapolis, the new state capital. The Michigan Road winds its way through fourteen counties and more than two dozen communities. It connects the north with the south and touches all … more
Relive the most significant event in Indiana during the American Civil War, 1861-65. The 185 mile trail follows the footsteps of Confederate Raider John Hunt Morgan’s 2000 men and horses. Part of the route traverses Jefferson County and is highlighted with a campsite in Dupont.
Experience 7 wineries tucked into the beautiful rolling hills and historic river towns of southeast Indiana. We are happy to announce the addition of Holtkamp Winery to the trail!
Founded in 1827, this is the oldest private four-year college in Indiana. The 630-acre campus overlooks the Ohio River valley and offers breathtaking views while taking a scenic drive.
The Kremer House (1850) located in Canaan, is open by appointment and operated by The Canaan Restoration Council. This drive through the rolling hills, farmland and forest of the eastern portion of Jefferson County is magnificent during spring and fall.
This ornate fountain is one of only four remaining of this style in the world. Originally exhibited in Philadelphia in 1876, it was presented to the city in 1886 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Originally cast in iron it was recast in bronze to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial in 1976.
The Talbott– Hyatt garden has been, and continues to be, under transformation. Generally, the Garden utilizes native flowers such as bloodroot, bluebells, larkspurs, and wild geraniums brought in from the woods. It also includes native trees such as ash, maple, redbud, and two enormous ‘Spicewood’ (Calylcanthus) bushes which, judging by their size, may have been … more
The house, built circa 1815, is the first two-story brick inn & tavern in Madison. It is the birth place of the Indiana Grand Lodge of Freemasons in 1818. Open Apr 15-Oct Thurs-Mon 10:00am-4:30pm (Beginning 10/27 this site will be closed for the season.) Occasionally this site will not be open to the public during … more
Built between 1838 and 1839, this simple Gothic Revival design house of worship is the second oldest building built as a Catholic church in Indiana. The construction material for the church is said to have come from the hillside above the site. Many of the builders were Irish immigrants. According to the Indiana State of … more
Madison is located along the Ohio River Scenic Byway between Louisville, KY & Cincinnati, OH. The rolling hills, limestone bluffs and small towns in southern Indiana offer a great opportunity to explore. Follow the trail of John Hunt Morgan, Chief White Eye or Michigan Road (the first road commissioned by the state in 1826). Explore … more