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Archaeological Research Institute (ARI)

Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) located at 424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN  47025. The Archaeological Research Insitute (ARI) focuses on preserving regional cultural heritage sites by educating the public about local history, lands stewardship, and preserving archaeological sites! At ARI, the public can experience archaeology and local history through hands-on experiences in the field, lab, and through tours of archaeological sites and experimental archaeology! ARI offers camps, immersions, events, and hand-on experiences. Book your archaeological experience today!  The Archaeological Research Insitute (ARI) focuses on preserving regional cultural heritage sites by educating the public about local history, lands stewardship, and preserving archaeological sites! At ARI, the public can experience archaeology and local history through hands-on experiences in the field, lab, and through tours of archaeological sites and experimental archaeology! ARI offers camps, immersions, events, and hand-on experiences. Book your archaeological experience today!    
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Red Map Icon 126 West High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

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.
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Red Map Icon 235 Main Street, Aurora, IN IN

Aurora High School Museum

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Red Map Icon 320 Second Street, Aurora, IN 47001

Dearborn County Historical Society & Museum

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, tours of the 1819 Angevine log cabin, programs and special events.  The year 2021 exhibits will celebrate the Ohio River and how it relates to our county.  Memberships available. Hours: Open weekdays Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00 to 4:00- March 1st through October 31st.  November 1st through February 28th, please call to schedule a visit.
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Red Map Icon 508 West High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Hillforest Victorian House Museum

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am - 3pm; Saturday/Sunday: 1pm - 5pm.  Check out their Calendar of Events. 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 as 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.
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Red Map Icon 213 Fifth Street, Aurora, IN 47001