The Best Landmarks in Evansville

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Evansville, Indiana. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


405 Carpenter St, Evansville, IN 47708

Since 1848

Landmark, House, Historic Places, Architecture Buildings, Historical Building, Collections, Pioneers, Philanthropist Willard Carpenter, Willard Library, Grooms and Gardeners, Greek Revival Motifs, Massive Stone Blocks, Drawing Rooms, Large Stables & Carriage Houses

It is a two-story, Greek Revival style dwelling constructed by local mechanics including carpenter Gottlieb Bippus and masons Knoll and Tenford - Area: 1 acre (0.40 ha)

The Willard Carpenter mansion is one of the two landmarks that are recognized as memorials to one of the city's most aggressive and influential pioneers, philanthropist Willard Carpenter. The other is Willard Library which he built, endowed and gave to the people of the area. Built of brick and stone, it features a balanced facade and a classic facade over the entrance door. Its cellar walls are massive stone blocks. The outer walls of this home are solid brick.

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224 SE First Street, Evansville, IN 47713

Since 1871

Landmark, Museum, Architecture Buildings, Historical Building, Victorian House, Silk Damask-Covered Walls, Hand Painted Ceilings, Intricately Patterned Hand-Laid Wood Parquet Floors, Marbled Fireplaces, Stained Glass Windows, Preservation & Special Events

It is a French Second Empire style architecture building, the home has been featured in several issues of Victorian Homes magazine as well as Victorian Decorating and Lifestyle magazine - Area: 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)

Price: Adults: $7.50, Students: $2.50, Children 12 and Under: $1.50, High School and University Groups: $2.00 Per Person, Elementary and Middle School Groups: $1.00 Per Person

Tue - Sat : 11:00 am - 3:30 pm Sun : 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Mon : Closed

What an amazing museum!! I've been a few times (including during the Christmas season), but this recent time was spectacular! The guide was very knowledgable and happy to answer questions! I enjoyed being able to see all the rooms and learning facts about the family, home, and Victorian times. I'm pretty sure you could go a hundred times and still see details you have never seen before. The details of this place are beautiful! I always encourage family and friends to check this place.

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411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713

Since 1904

Science Museums, Docents Tours, Facility Rentals, Group Visits and Tours, Cafe, Educational Programs, Adults, Teens, Schools, Teachers, Families and Children Programs, Member Events, Museum Society, Special Events, Summer Day Camps, Lectures and Workshops, Koch Immersive Theater, Family Movie Nights, Exhibitions & Collections

Free Admission for Members - It is a 48,000 square-foot facility with 30,000 objects, a membership of 1,600 and an average annual attendance of 70,000

Price: Adults $12, Youth (4-17) $8, Students (w/ valid ID) $8

Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat : 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Thu : 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun : 12:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon : Closed

I was born and raised in Evansville so obviously, the museum now is quite different from when I was young. However, I think the renovations have restored it to its former glory. The museum looks very nice, has an interactive science space again, and still retained the wonderful art gallery and museum space from the old days. It also now includes admission to the Emtrac museum next door as well I believe (at least it did when I went) so that is great as well!

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