Crawfordsville & Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Tourism Information
The Visitor's Bureau - www.crawfordsville.org
A great gateway for both citizens and visitors of Crawfordsville, this site provides a vast amount of information on what the town has to offer.

A rich cultural life in Crawfordsville and Montgomery County is reflected in the numerous museums, historic sites and activities designed to provide something for everyone.

Community Events

  • Strawberry Festival
  • Fourth of July Celebration
  • Downtown Juried Art Exhibit
  • Christmas Parade
  • Sugar Creek Trail Thanksgiving Day Pie Run
  • Sugar Creek Canoe and Kayak Race
  • Taste of Montgomery County

Museums/Historical Attractions

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

Honors the life and works of Civil War General Lew Wallace, the author of Ben Hur and other works. - www.ben-hur.com

Henry S. Lane Antebellum Mansion

The former home of Henry Smith Lane, who served as Montgomery County State representative, U. S. congressman, governor and U.S. senator. He is reclgnized for using his influence to secure the party’s nomination of Abraham Lincoln for president in 1860. - www.lane-mchs.org

Speed Cabin

Constructed in 1838 by John A. Speed. The cabin was a part of the underground railroad where escaping slaves were concealed in the loft of the small cabin.

Old Jail Museum

Built in 1882 it was the first of seven rotary jails built in the United States. This site was used as a jail until 1973, and is the only working rotary jail remaining. - www.crawfordsville.org/jail.htm

Carnegie Museum

An interactive and interdisciplinary museum of Montgomery County - www.cdpl.lib.in.us/carnegie

Linden Railroad Museum

Features a collection of memorabilia from the Monon and Nickel Plate railroads. - www.crawfordsville.org/depot.htm

Ropkey Armor Museum

One of the largest privately owned collections of tactical military vehicles in the world. - www.ropkeyarmormuseum.com

Mid-Town Museum of Native Culture

Owned and operated by Joyce Jones. Joyce has collected thousands of items many of them made by her native American friends. - www.crawfordsville.org/midtown.htm