Adventure and Fun in Washington County, Indiana
Welcome to the heart of Southern Indiana, where picturesque landscapes, warm hospitality, and a touch of nostalgia await you. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and embark on an unforgettable journey through Washington County, a charming destination that promises to soothe your soul and ignite your sense of adventure.
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Located at 206 South High in Salem is one of three houses built in the Second Empire style by Colonel Redfield, the others the Elliott Home on Market and the Shrum home on Hackberry. Although the residence appears to be constructed of coursed limestone, it is actually yellow poplar with a tromp d'oeil finish. The property was owned by the Persise family, who were early involved with the Persise Hotel (c. 1860) and Sinclair Woolen Mills, and later the Bank of Salem, and construction of the West Baden Hotel. The house was constructed in 1882, and its immediate environment contains many preserved nineteenth century site elements. The High Street f ...
The village is located directly behind the Steven’s Museum and is within walking distance of all other attractions on the grounds of the John Hay Center. Besides being a step back in time, the pioneer village is an ongoing project for the John Hay Center and will continue to grow for many years to come.The village is a replica of an 1830’s community featuring a jail, blacksmith, school, church, smoke house, barn, bell tower, loom house, and New Philadelphia Post Office and General Store. At various times during the year, volunteers portray excellent renditions of various community figures such as the blacksmith or loom worker.
An ongoing project for the John Hay Center, the Pioneer Village continues to grow. The village is a replica of an 1830’s community featuring a jail, blacksmith, school, church, Haganman house, smoke house, barn, bell tower, loom house, and New Philadelphia Post Office and General Store. In 2023 the John Hay Center has also added a concert venue area.
The Piper Flight Center Museum is located at the Salem Municipal Airport in Salem, Indiana. The museum contains three vintage Piper air craft, a flight simulator, an a display room with several display cases containing numerous Piper artifacts dating back to the early beginning of Piper Aircraft Corporation. We have one of the largest collections of educational materials in the Midwest available at no charge to students and educators. We also have a library with 200 plus books for research and technical information. Also located in the display room is a replica of the Wright Brothers wind tunnel. There are over 125 pictures and a mini theater for vi ...
The Piper Flight Center Museum is located at the Salem Municipal Airport in Salem, Indiana. The Piper Flight Museum contains three vintage Piper aircraft, a flight simulator, and a display room with several display cases containing numerous Piper artifacts dating back to the early beginning of Piper Aircraft Corporation. If you would like to visit the Piper Flight Museum or to schedule a party, meeting or special event please visit their website for addtional information.