Conner Prairie

Every museum has its own history and mission. A museum visit is necessary to have a unique experience while on a tour. Located in Fishers, Indiana, Conner Prairie is a popular history destination that you must see. It is a living history museum that preserves the home of William Conner. It is well known for its ultimate experience to the visitors by relating the history and science concepts. Spread over 800 acres of the area this museum is history-specific indoor and outdoor experiences that encourage guests to discover Indiana's natural and cultural heritage.



The museum grounds are divided into several sections from historical eras to the living timeline that includes the animal encounter barn, herb garden, and play area. There is an indoor discovery station to play and explore for children above 9. A special area for infants makes it a perfect place for families to visit. Don’t miss the Tree-top outpost, which is a 4 story tree house specially built for outdoor activities.




  1. Annual Events: Headless Horseman and A Merry Prairie Holiday are the top-notch events of this museum. Be sure to come here and visit Conner Prairie’s annual fall festival “Headless Horseman” which is full of activities like a wagon ride through the historic grounds, science, haunted stories, and fortune-telling. On the other hand, “A Merry Prairie Holiday” tells about how 1800s Indiana settlers celebrated the holidays. Get to know about the historic stories, ride Kringle’s Carousel, and meet Mrs. Claus.


  1. William Conner House: It is one of the oldest brick homes in Indiana that was a residence of William Conner and his family. You can enter the house from the front door and see the exhibits while immersing yourself in the old times of Indiana. Encounter every room and see how the family used to live there and uncover the best of it. Today the house maintains the artifacts, treasures, and a lush herb garden which are the best attractions to the guests.



  1. Animal Encounter: You will get the opportunity to interact with heritage breeds and farm animals here. Conner Prairie houses more than eighteen types of sheep, chickens, cows, goats, ducks, and horses. Encounter world-class animals including Longhorn cattle, Tunis sheep, and Arapawa goats Also, you will get lessons about animal husbandry and other behavior.



  • Various outdoor performances and events are organized at the museum.
  • The museum is layered into different sections from the historical era to the living timeline.


Activities: Don’t forget to witness various events and programs organized in this museum. The events include a corn maze design contest, heirloom plant sale, camping, and pottery workshop. In the summer season, children from age 5 to 15 can enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, line-led pony rides, crafts, hiking, and archery. For children and adults above 16 can join the art and arms-making workshop to develop basic skills.


Plan your visit: The museum opens to the public on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. For entrance, you need to book the tickets from the online website and select their check-in time. It is advised to reserve your tickets online before arriving otherwise for the purchase at the gate you have to pay $2 extra on each ticket.


What to Expect: You can expect a wide sense of positivity throughout the natural areas. It is a kid-friendly place to explore, learn, and enjoy while roaming. Well-trained and skilled staff is present there for inquiry purposes.



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