Do you want to take a step back in time and explore the elegance and grandeur of a 19th-century stately home? Have you always been intrigued by history and architecture? Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, in New Albany, Indiana, is the perfect place for you to visit and become educated on the amazing history of this beautiful, historic building. The Culbertson Mansion was built in the 1840s and owned by the influential and financially successful William S. Culbertson. He purchased 85 acres in 1867 and built a stately, three-story mansion which was a true feat of architecture. Now, the same mansion stands, restored to its glory days. If you visit the home, you can explore the 13 large rooms, including four bedrooms and two parlors, which all showcase the beautiful design of the home, including intricate details such as the elaborate fireplace in the upstairs bedroom and the large balcony which overlooks the East Fork of Silver Creek. Learn more here.
In addition to the beautiful home, there are other activities to do while you’re visiting Culbertson Mansion. At the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, you can learn about the life and times of William S. Culbertson and his family, go on a guided tour and learn about the history of the mansion, explore the grounds and the beautiful natural setting of the home’s location, and enjoy the multiple events, programs, and the museum store to learn about the home and its occupants. The grounds of the home are a must-see. The lush gardens of the home have been restored to take guests back to the time period when William S. Culbertson was alive. The house is located in a very picturesque setting, and guests can explore the pristine gardens, which include tulip beds, apple trees, and a massive greenhouse. There’s also a large outdoor pavilion that can be used for receptions, special events, and outdoor concerts. Learn more about Discover the Captivating Falls of the Ohio State Park in New Albany, Indiana.