Step back in time and join a bustling community where people, animals, objects, and daily routines are exactly the same as they were over 150 years ago.
Soar high above Conner Prairie in a helium-filled balloon, and learn how manned flight moved from dream to reality.
Immerse yourself in Hoosier life during the Civil War and enlist to help defend the state from Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders.
Live like a Lenape Indian as you toss a tomahawk, climb inside a wigwam, and try your hand at fur trading in Conner Prairie’s earliest historical area.
Step inside the barn of a real working farm, where you can feed, pet, and play with livestock, while learning from their caretakers.
Enter one of Indiana's first brick homes where you can discover the story of William Conner and how Indiana's history changed here.
Connect with nature and play freely in a 4-story treehouse surrounded by special activity areas where guests of all ages can dig in and have fun.
Design a new invention, fly a plane, and create an electrical circuit in this fun ever-changing indoor exhibit that celebrates innovation in Indiana.
Show the world your creativity and make a unique take-home project in an exciting indoor craft area.
Create, climb, explore, play, and pretend in a one-of-a-kind indoor play area perfect for kids through the age of 8.
Our annual Halloween festival is full of activities, shows and spooktacular family fun.
Take an adventure on our haunted hayride where you’ll get chased down by the Headless Horseman!
The maze features three paths - a small maze for younger guests, a long maze for teens and adults, and new this year a spooky maze ready made with lots of tricks and surprises. Included with admission! Learn more.
Conner Prairie members do not need to purchase tickets to the festival.
Members get in free on select nights. Check your member benefits here. Not a member? Learn about the different membership level perks, and become a member today!
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Gates are open from 6-9 p.m.
Activities and hayrides may run until 10 p.m. or later.
Advance Tickets, Oct.11–28
Can be purchased online or at the gate.
Tickets must be purchased for ages 2 and older; youth under age 2 get in free.
Conner Prairie members do not need to purchase tickets to the festival. Please check your member level benefits for your free Headless Horseman night options.
To speed up your Headless Horseman gate entry, we ask that all online tickets are printed before your visit date.
Sun King Brewing Company tapped Conner Prairie this fall and created a special Headless Horseman season brew. After receiving more than 600 name submissions, we are excited to announce that Ichabrewed Crane was selected as the winning name selection! Along with the aroma of ginger, nutmeg, and apple, Ichabrewed Crane features earthy hints in the background. Don’t miss out on your chance to buy limited edition Headless Horseman themed growlers that can be purchased in the Conner Prairie Store as well as the Headless Horseman festival!