Historic Sites

Historic Sites

Historic Sites

Brown County celebrates a rich history every day, with many of the shops and restaurants around town residing in historic homes and buildings. You'll find two covered bridges in the area dating back to the 1800s, a Pioneer Village, and many other establishments that help tell the story of how Brown County became known as the "Art Colony of the Midwest," as well as how it became the tourist destination it is today. You'll even find guided tours at some of our historical spots!

*Don't forget to ask about the Covered Bridge Loop, a unique driving tour that includes 9 bridges and 6 counties located in South Central Indiana, while you visit. Pick up a map at the Brown County Visitors Center.

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Brown County, Indiana

No matter what you’re looking for, escape comes naturally in Brown County. Eclectic boutiques and galleries, breathtaking scenery, welcoming accommodations, and endless outdoor adventures await in one of America’s original artists’ colonies. From art to the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and for most, it’s only a short drive away. Unplug from daily life and reconnect with one another as you experience the rustic beauty and artisanal charm of Brown County. Plan your escape today…you’ll be glad you did.

Brown County Indiana: Escape Comes Naturally