South Central Indiana Itinerary: Steamboats & Arty Party
The Itinerary at a Glance
New Albany, Jeffersonville, Clarksville, Lawrenceburg, Dillsboro
3 Unique Experiences on This Trip
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- Huber’s Orchard & Winery
- Schimpff’s Confectionery
- Derby Dinner Playhouse
Duration: 3 Days
This Itinerary is Ideal For: Adults over 21
Start your tour at New Albany’s Culbertson Mansion. With its hand-painted ceilings, carved staircase, marble fireplaces and elaborate plasterwork, the home reflects the affluence of a man once considered to be the wealthiest in Indiana. The three-story, Second Empire mansion encompasses more than 20,000 square feet and contains 25 rooms. Then admire the artworks and learn about the creative process at the Carnegie Center for Art & History. View the permanent exhibitions Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad and Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols.
Huber’s Orchard & Winery has an award-winning distillery, farmers’ market and vineyards that grow over 30 grape varieties. Tour the production facility and sample signature blends.
This afternoon visit the Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville. During its three-generation, 107-year history, Howard Shipyard would put over 3,000 vessels on the Ohio River and establish the largest inland shipyard in America. Among the artifacts on display are items from the legendary Robert E. Lee, the Natchez and the Howard-built J. M. White. The largest single artifact is the shaft of the Delta Queen’s original paddlewheel.
Tonight, enjoy a steamboat dinner cruise on the Ohio River or dinner and a show at Clarksville’s Derby Dinner Playhouse, noted for its professional productions of Broadway musicals and lighthearted comedies.
Start your day with a tour of the candy kitchen and candy museum at Schimpff’s Confectionery in Jeffersonville. Watch candy being made on century-old equipment and enjoy browsing amidst thousands of pieces of American candy memorabilia.
Take part in a hands-on gardening and decor class at McCabe’s Greenhouse and Floral in Lawrenceburg. Enjoy afternoon tea at Hill Forest Victorian House Museum in Aurora. The house sits on a bluff above the Ohio River.
Tonight visit The Framery Gallery and Studio in Lawrenceburg’s historic district. Enjoy appetizers and sandwiches at the Arty Party. Walk to nearby quilt and vintage shops for more refreshment samples. Then try your luck at the newest slots and the best variety of table games at Hollywood Casino.
After a leisurely morning, travel to Dillsboro for a tour and lunch at Knigga Haypress Barn, an 1853 barn where groups will learn about 19th century farming practices. This 450-acre property sits in a park-like setting with century old trees, moss-covered stone walls and the soothing sounds of Willow and Wolf Den creeks.