Pioneer Village

This is truly an event that you won’t want to miss! Come with us, if you dare, through the spooky Pioneer Village. Volunteers decorate the entire village and turn it into a scary, haunted spectacle. Eerie creatures, ghosts and clowns with chainsaws are around every corner as you walk through the maze.

ATTENTION: This event is not recommended for children under 8 years old. Strobe lights will be present in the Village.

Check back for more information once the event is closer!

Pioneer Village

Stroll through the Pioneer Village and have a glimpse of what life looked like in the 1800s. Listen to beautiful, live music as you enjoy a walk by candlelight and observe multiple reenactments of pioneer life. Volunteers and park workers will be dressed in traditional clothing, creating crafts and providing demonstrations of earlier life.

Join us for the 53rd Annual Candlelight Tour sponsored by the Mitchell Chapter of Tri Kappa, a statewide sorority that supports many charity, educational, and cultural projects.

The event is free after you pay Park Admission.

$7 for Indiana Residents, $9 for Out-of-State Residents.

Pioneer Village

Enjoy a night of soothing Jazz Music from Craig Brenner at the Spring Mill Inn.

Brenner will be bringing percussion instruments and invite people to play along with him. During his performance he will present the history of the park and tell us about Hoosier composers and musicians.

Pioneer Village


Celebrate Monday of Visit Indiana Week at Spring Mill State Park. The theme for today is GET MOVING.

Join us on this beautiful hike through the woods of Spring Mill State Park. Along the way, listen to the sounds of the creek, birds and squirrels. Check out the fascinating Donaldson Cave and learn all about the Scottish man that it’s named after.

Enjoy a little history with your exercise! Meet at the Inn Front Patio

Get out and GET MOVING! #HoosIN #GetMovingMonday

Pioneer Village

Meet Sheree in the Pioneer Village parking lot at Spring Mill State Park and follow the stream to it’s source. Learn about how the Hamer Cave shaped the history of Spring Mill and the life that it still supports to this day.

Pioneer Village

Meet Spring Mill Naturalist, Sheree, at the Pioneer Village to go on a special hike to see a hidden cave that most people don’t know about. Keep in mind that this 30 minute hike will be rugged. So, where comfortable shoes!