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Visit a French Lick museum to learn more about the fascinating Orange County region of south-central Indiana.

There’s so much history packed into the area — from the area’s settlers to the historic French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotel to the French Lick Scenic Railway — that you’re sure to find something that interests you. In our local museums, you’ll find photos, art, artifacts, landmarks, and fascinating exhibits from different times in French Lick’s past.

Find a French Lick museum below and make plans to discover the history behind Indiana’s favorite resort destination.

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The oldest cemetery in the Town of Orleans is historic Greenhill. This burial ground was first laid out when the town was first founded in 1815. Many of the town’s early pioneer families rest in this old town cemetery. Across from Greenhill just to t…

Experience the area's rich history circa 1900-1930. See the room-sized miniature Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus. Learn about the famous artists, politicians, horsemen and sports figures who once called the area home. From Pluto Water to gambling, the museu…

OCHS also owns and maintains the historic Thomas Elwood Lindley House. The home was built on land granted in 1812 to Jonathan Lindley when he left North Carolina to settle in Orange County. Jonathan was the grandfather of Thomas Elwood Lindley (1825-…

The newly renovated structure is one of the oldest working courthouses in Indiana. Architecture is Greek Revival and this building is on the US National Register of Historic Places.

Step back in time and be captivated by the architecture and history of the French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels. Hear how the area was once THE vacation spot for wealthy health-seekers and high rollers of the turn-of-the-20th-century. Understand…

Artifacts and items of 200 years historical significance from Orange County are on display and open to the public at the Orange County Historic Museum, located on the northwest side of the historic Courthouse Square in Paoli.  Presently, the Museum i…

One of the most unique collections of antique hair items dedicated to cosmetology history, including an antique permanent machine, hair jewelry, tools and hair from Elvis.

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