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Welcome ToWilliam Conner Homestead

William Conner Homestead is open April through October

Welcome to one of Indiana’s oldest brick homes, the one-time residence of William Conner and his family. They experienced a period of transition and change at the same time Indiana was moving from territory to statehood. Enter through the family’s front door—located on the prairie side of the house—and immerse yourself in exhibits and activities that explore the questions of the day. See how land was settled, surveyed and sold. Imagine your life in a house like this. What would you have eaten? What would you wear each day? This is the perfect place to discover what pioneer life was really like.

Explore One of Indiana's Oldest Homes

Built nearly 200 years ago and newly restored for the Indiana Bicentennial, the Conner House is an immersive experience unlike any other.

The Conner House is an official Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project. This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service's Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.



  • Dip Your Own Take-Home Candle

    Grab a twig and practice your best historical handiwork as you create your own candle, then take it home and light it.

  • Learn about Color Theory and Fabric Dying

    Watch as thread is spun, then see how it is transformed into vibrant colors with surprising ingredients, including flowers, plants and even bugs!

  • Don't Forget the Animals

    Take a short walk to the Animal Encounters Barn where you can get up close to farm animals and learn from their caretakers.

  • How a Garden Grows

    Walk through the garden and imagine growing or raising all your own food. What would you eat?

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At the center of Conner Homestead is one of the oldest brick homes in the state of Indiana. Your generous donation to Conner Prairie helps us maintain this treasure, as well as a lush herb garden and an active Loom House.

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