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Historical Sites

Aurora Architecural Walking Tour and Alley Tour

Discover downtown Aurora's unique, historical architecture via a "sidewalk perspective" and how it is intertwined among Aurora's downtown businesses and homes. Speaking of perspectives, also view Aurora's "other" unique architecture from the alleys which intertwine this historic river town.

Address
235 Main Street
Aurora, IN IN

Phone: 812-926-1100

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Dearborn County Historical Society

Located in the historic Vance-Tousey House in downtown Lawrenceburg, the Dearborn County Historical Society offers a variety of services for visitors interested in the county's rich history, including genealogical research assistance, a restored log cabin and programs and special events on occasion. 

Phone: 812-537-4075

Hillforest Victorian House Museum

The charming Ohio River town of Aurora is home to Hillforest Victorian House Museum, a stately 1855 Italian Renaissance mansion just blocks from the river and downtown historic district. 

Home to industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1891, the mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.  It has been featured on cable television's HGTV and is open for tours from April through December, with numerous special events taking place throughout the year. 

Address
213 Fifth Street
Aurora, IN 47001

Phone: 812-926-0087

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Veraestau Historic Site

Veraestau Historic Site, an early-19th-century country estate located outside the City of Aurora, Indiana, will open to the public beginning this week, the property’s representatives announced recently.  Beginning August 3, the site will be open for tours from 1-4 pm on Thursdays and Sundays.

Address
4399 Veraestau Ln
Aurora, IN 47001

Phone: 812-926-0983


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Windows of Aurora Murals

Windows of Auora is a public mural project featuring historic street scenes that transport visitors back in time.  The project includes over 80 murals placed on historic buildings throughout downtown Aurora. The murals depict scenes that people in the early 1900s would have seen if they were looking into or out of thier windows in Aurora during that time period.

A free mobile app allows visitors to download detailed Windows information directly onto thier smarphones or tablets.  Available on the App Store.

 

Address
235 Main Street
Aurora, IN 47001

Phone: 812-926-1100

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