"Pioneer Villiage" Spring Mill State Park by miner

Spring Mill State Park Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 9 photos

The main attraction is the Gristmill that was an important part of the community that was established about 1815.
Spring Mill is a working mill that grinds corn into cornmeal. It is also a 3 story museum filled with period artifacts.
Also in the village is a hat shop,post office,boot shop,and apothecary.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:fascinating living museum
  • Cons:lots of climbing stairs
  • In a nutshell:authentic pioneer village
  • Last visit to Spring Mill State Park: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2006 at 12:30 PM

    Can't believe that in all my travels in Indiana, I have not seen Spring Mill State Park!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2006 at 9:08 PM

    the Pioneers knew a thing or two, don't you think. thanx for sharing this 'old' place with us.

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 3:22 PM

    A great place..I grew up 3 miles from this park..knew all the back ways in..lol..great caves..on and off the map..lots of hidden treasures here..

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2004 at 1:33 PM

    I love interesting places like this John, you can see how hard life was back then, nice page thanks

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2004 at 4:50 PM

    Another State Park to add to our MUST SEE list in Indiana. Thanks John.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2003 at 6:33 PM

    great updates , John ! These old carriages look wonderful !

  • eden_teuling's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2003 at 6:30 AM

    swe love these places where life has left....& it must have been hard and demanding on everyone! Thanks John, would love walking there.....bes/elisabeth also an old-time VT member, yet we never met before! VT surprise!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2003 at 1:45 PM

    This village looks fascinating John, great to see how all these things work although I'd be staying clear of that Flume!!!...lol Looks a really interesting place to visit.. I'll come back later to see if you add more.


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