Where else can you see Egyptian mummies, a mastodon, artwork from world renowned artists, and historical artifacts all located in one quaint community? Only in Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana of course! There is no shortage of things to see and do on National Museum Day!
Fountain City, Indiana, is home to fewer than 800 people, but what it lacks in population, it more than makes up for in history.
In fact, the town is awaiting word on its application to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The styles of residential, commercial, and public buildings include Federal, Italianate, Queen Anne, Classical Revival, and Bungalow. Walking through Fountain City is rather like flipping through an encyclopedia of American architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Historic National Road, which is the primary route west at the turn of the 19th century, is the Main Street of historical Centerville, Indiana.
Word is that property along the road was so valuable when the town was being settled in the early 1800’s, builders didn’t want to waste an inch of frontage on lanes or alleys. Instead, they put in arched passages to allow people and wagons access to the back of their buildings.
Archways, that is.
Clint Metcalf, member of the board for the local historical museum, describes Hagerstown, Indiana, as a “nice, little, quiet town that has a lot of charm.”
It’s true. Hagerstown has charm in abundance, especially during the summer.
First up is the Nettle Creek Players, a real old-fashioned summer stock theater. This year, the company will present Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” Actor Ike Wellhausen says that “Into the Woods” is “truly one of the shows I can say is for all ages.”
The summer months are filled with exciting adventures in Wayne County. One event that attracts hundreds of travelers along with auto and history enthusiasts from all over the United States, Canada, and even Australia is the Model T National Tour, which takes place July 8-13!
No matter what brings you to Richmond, Indiana, we guarantee you will be surprised by how much you’ll find to see and do.
When the weather is nice and you’re craving adventure, consider one of our many themed trails! All brochures are available at the Old National Road Welcome Center located at 5701 National Rd. E, Richmond, IN. Also, don’t forget to ask about our Passport to Savings card that’s good for two years. This card provides discounts at various local shops, attractions, and eateries across Wayne County!
When school lets out, kids are looking forward to warm, sunny days and some epic summer fun. Richmond/Wayne County is the perfect getaway destination for exciting, summertime adventures!
When Lorijo Metz moved to Richmond, Indiana six years ago, she was “not a particular fan” of William Shakespeare.
Then Metz heard about a Two Sisters Books and More hosting an opportunity for customers to read all of Shakespeare’s plays together.
By Louise Ronald
Finally! Warm weather has arrived at last! Time to get outside and have some FUN!
You may not think of Wayne County, Indiana, as an outdoor recreation destination – but those in the know are happy to jump in their cars to drive from Indianapolis, Dayton, Cincinnati, even as far away as Chicago!
One Wayne County draw is the mountain biking trails at Hayes Arboretum in Richmond rated among as a Top 10 Indiana Best Trails. The 7.5 miles of trails are designated into four difficulty levels – from beginner blue to the most advanced red course.
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