Pioneer Village

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

SPRING MILL AND ITS RAILROADS:
A MISMATCH MADE IN CINCINNATI

SPEAKER: DAVID NORD, PROFESSOR EMERITUS

In the 1850’s Hoosiers were crazy for railroads. Hundreds of miles of tracks were laid down across Indiana in just a few years. Two Lines were build through Lawrence County, very close to Spring Mill Village. The New Albany and Salem R.R. passed a couple of miles to the west. The Ohio and Mississippi R.R. skirted the north rim of the Spring Mill canyon, just a few hundred yards from the Mill. Hoosiers loved their R.R. and the R.R. sometimes loved them back, but not always. This Presentation – with photos, maps and documents – is about how Spring Mill and Lawrence County, and Indiana came to terms with the railroad age. The story is complex sometimes quite positive and always fascinating. But for Spring Mill it is not a story that ends well.

$50.00
For reservations, please call (812)849-4508.

Pioneer Village

GET MOVING MONDAY

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!

Pioneer Village

HOLIDAY IN THE VILLAGE

Visit Spring Mill State Park to see the historic Pioneer Village come to life during these beautiful evenings. Enjoy traditional pioneer treats while the villagers decorate and cook for the holidays.

 

*GATE FEE MAY APPLY*
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

Pioneer Village

HOLIDAY IN THE VILLAGE

Visit Spring Mill State Park to see the historic Pioneer Village come to life during these beautiful evenings. Enjoy traditional pioneer treats while the villagers decorate and cook for the holidays.

 

*GATE FEE MAY APPLY*
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

Pioneer Village

THE HAUNTED VILLAGE

This is truly an event that you won’t want to miss! Follow us, if you dare, through the spooky Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park. Volunteers decorate the entire historic 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.

 

HOW TO GET YOUR BRACELETS

WHERE Spring Mill Pool
WHEN 9:oo am – Sold Out
COST $5 / Bracelet
MAX of 10 Bracelets / Person.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ARRIVE EARLY TO GET YOUR BRACELETS.
THEY WILL SELL OUT FAST!

DO NOT show up to the event without a prepaid bracelet. Bracelets will NOT be sold at the event.

When you pay the entry fee to get your bracelets in the morning, keep your receipt! This will allow you to get into the park later for the event

 

EVENT

WHEN 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Once you have made it through the Haunted Village, employees will take off your temporary bracelet and give you a souvenir bracelet to keep with you!

Concessions and t-shirts will be available during the event.

 

ATTENTION: This event is not recommended for children under 8 years old. Strobe lights, fog machines and chainsaws will be present during the event.

 

GATE FEE WILL APPLY
$7 for Indiana Residents
$9 for Out-of-State Residents
For more information, please contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534

 

Pioneer Village

SPRING MILL INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

This weekend is full of fun at Spring Mill State Park.
Check out what’s going on below:

FRIDAY – AUGUST 7
3pm: Snake Talk
Come and learn about the snakes of Indiana and meet our two resident snakes.  Meet Kamryn at the Lakeview Activity Center.  Limited to 30.

SATURDAY – AUGUST 8
3pm:
Creek Stomp
Feel the cool spring water on your feet as you explore who calls this creek home.  Learn why these little critters are so important.  Limited to 20.  Meet by Village Ordinary.

FRONT GATE FEE MAY APPLY

To learn more about these programs by calling the Park Office at (812)849-3534 or email the Naturalist at sbelt@dnr.in.gov.

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