Destinations - Southern Indiana 2019 - Page 21

CULBERTSON MANSION | PHOTO: PROVIDED FLOYD COUNTY CARDINAL RITTER HOUSE 1218 E. Oak St., New Albany 502-291-3131 Hours: Museum hours by appointment only About: This house is the birthplace of Cardinal Ritter, the first and only person from New Albany to rise through the ranks of the Catholic Church to Cardinal, an international Bishop of the church. He was named Cardinal in 1961 by Pope John the 13th and died in 1967. THE CARNEGIE CENTER FOR ART AND HISTORY 201 E. Spring St., New Albany 812-944-7336 Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission: Free About: This historic building housed the city’s library for 65 years before it moved to another downtown New Albany location in 1969. Today, the center promotes an appreciation for the visual arts and stands as a beautiful facility for the preservation of the area’s history and heritage. Admission: Adults, $11; seniors 60 and older, $9; youth 3 through 17, $6; children under 3 get in free 110 E. Main St., New Albany 812-949-1776 Hours: Museum by appointment only Admission: Donations accepted About: Built in 1867 for wealthy businessman William S. Culbertson and his family, this 52-room ornate Victorian mansion illustrates the history of high society in Southern Indiana in the 1800s. It is open for tours and special events. About: This property, built by Joel Scribner, one of three brothers who founded the city of New Albany, was purchased by the Piankeshaw chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. DIVISION STREET SCHOOL 1803 Conservative Drive, New Albany 812-786-2019 Hours: By appointment TOWN CLOCK CHURCH 300 E. Main St., New Albany 812-945-3814 Hours: Museum hours by appointment only About: Built in 1885, Division Street School was one of the first elementary schools for African American children. FLOYD COUNTY PADGETT MUSEUM 509 W. Market St., New Albany 812-949-2551 Hours: For 2019, May 11 through Dec. 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment during the open months About: Founded in 2006 and dedicated in 2007, this museum showcases the history of New Albany and Floyd County. It’s housed within the William Young House, built in 1837 for the up-and- coming businessman. SCRIBNER HOUSE About: This structure, completed in 1852, served as a major connector on the Underground Railroad through Southern Indiana. CLARK COUNTY CLARK COUNTY MUSEUM 725 Michigan Ave., Jeffersonville 502-548-0259 Online: Clark County Indiana Museum on Facebook Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Admission: Donations About: The Clark County Museum collects and displays pieces telling the story of Jeffersonville and Clark County, from its early military involvement to the steamboats that helped grow a prosperous area, to historical artifacts that show what life was like in Clark County in days gone by. FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK AND INTERPRETIVE CENTER 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville 812-280-9970 Hours: The park and fossil beds are open every day 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; the interpretive center is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $9 for ages 12 years and older; $7 for ages 5 to 11; free for children under 5 About: The Falls of the Ohio State Park allows visitors to picnic, hike, fish, birdwatch and more atop Devonian era fossil beds along the Ohio River. The interpretive center, which recently received a $6 million upgrade, provides an interactive experience for families and school groups to learn about the geological and cultural history of the area. GEORGE ROGERS CLARK HOME SITE 1021 Harrison Ave., Clarksville 812-280-9970 CULBERTSON MANSION 914 E. Main St., New Albany 812-944-9600 state-historic-site Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.