The rich history and heritage of Brown County can be explored nearly around every turn. You may wish to start your journey back in time at the Brown County Historical Society, which maintains the Pioneer Museum in downtown Nashville, and also houses history and genealogy archives at the Society headquarters.

Credited with establishing Brown County as an art colony, T.C. Steele’s impressionist landscape, still life and portrait paintings can be seen at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site. The site also includes 211 acres of historic gardens, five hiking trails and the Selma Steele Nature Preserve.

Additional historic sites include the Brown County Art Gallery (founded in 1926), the Bean Blossom Covered Bridge (built in 1880), The Story Inn (town founded in 1851), and the Brown County Courthouse (completed in 1874), as well as numerous historic homes throughout the Village of Nashville, which have been transformed into specialty shops. 






Brown County, Indiana

For more than 100 years, artists and adventurers alike have been drawn to the rustic beauty and quiet charm of Brown County, one of America’s original artists’ colonies. Everyone will find something to love – whether it’s eclectic boutiques and galleries, mountain biking and zip line adventures, outstanding scenery, welcoming accommodations, or simply the opportunity to reconnect with one another. Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway or an exhilarating adventure, your perfect escape awaits you here.

Brown County Indiana: Escape Comes Naturally