In recent years, the Coffin House was ranked by The History Channel as one of the nation’s Top 25 Historical Sites. In 2016, The Smithsonian named the Levi Coffin House Interpretive Center as one of twelve new museums around the world to visit. Voted as one of the top Museums in the state of Indiana by Indiana Office of Tourism Development.
The Mansion House was built in 1840 pioneer-era as an upscale hotel inn and also served as the office for the Western Stage Company where stagecoaches changed horses. The Mansion house became a museum in 1967 when it was acquired by the Wayne County Historical Museum and later purchased by Historic Centerville, inc. 1975. 2017 marks 50 years as a museum!
The Midwest Music & Heritage Trail is Richmond's latest attraction! The first of 50 sculptures and plaques recognizing some of the recording artists who once visited Wayne County will be installed in 2022 along the downtown Richmond's Loop Trail to celebrate our rich history in music and the arts! These one of a kind pieces will be installed throughout the year.
Mystery on Main will take participants on an adventure across four Main Streets in Cambridge City, Centerville, Hagerstown, and Richmond. Those looking to complete the trail will visit five buildings in each community (20 total) in order to crack the case.
New for 2021 sits a site marker at Glen Miller Park located directly across the street from the former Exhibition Park. Exhibition Park was home to a baseball stadium where the Richmond Giants played.
Built in 1902 and designed in Neo-Classical style, the Pennsylvania Depot was designed by a world famous architect named Daniel Hudson Burnham and is one of the area’s most prominent landmarks. For much of the twentieth century, the depot was the center of life for Richmond as train travel was one of the most efficient means of transportation at that time.
Built in 1906, it still draws attention at the corner of North A and 11th streets. The interior is even more eye-catching, with a dramatic fan-vaulted ceiling, carved wooden trim, a historic organ built by Boston’s Hook and Hastings, and 62 stained-glass windows and furnishings by New York’s Tiffany Studios.
Crossing through a number of scenic and historic southeastern Indiana countries, the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway bridges the distance (76 miles) between the Ohio River and the historic National Road. Along this route are some of the state's most authentic canal features.
The Indiana State Historic Site Canal Boat Run, located in Old Metamora offers horse-pulled canal boat rides for your pleasure. A restored and operational Grist Mill, powered by the water of the canal, offers a unique opportunity to watch whole grains milled into cornmeal and grits.
Mill is free; Admission charged for canal boat.
Full-scale replica of 1903 Wilbur Flyer. Kitty Hawk video. Displays of family history with Wright Brothers struggles and successes before and after Kitty Hawk. 1903 Main Street includes print and bicycle shops. Wilbur's rebuilt birth home. Be sure to stop at the gift shop as well.