Historic house tours offered on June 25 at the national park
The public is invited to view examples of everything from rustic landmarks to mid-century modern on the June 25 Logs to Lustrons tour of Indiana Dunes National Park. The day features log structures from the earliest days of settlement, Victorian-era wood-frame homes, and mid-century houses made of glass, stucco, and metal.
Indiana Landmarks and the National Park Service are teaming up to showcase 17 sites spanning a century of architecture, including restored residences not normally open to the public and vacant monuments in need of new use. Nine interiors will be open to visitors.
Sightseeing shuttles will depart every 15 minutes from the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm car park beginning at 8:30 a.m., with the last tour departing at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. The tour lasts approximately three hours, depending on how long you choose to spend at each site. Shuttle buses will run throughout the tour, so you can spend more time at the sites that interest you. Tour sites close in order of visit, beginning at 2:30 p.m. All sites close at 5:30 p.m. Central Time.
Reservations are required and there is a $30 fee for adults, $25 for Indiana Landmark members while children under 16 are free but must make a reservation. To buy tickets, go to: Logstolustronstour2022.eventbrite.com, or call 317-639-4534. Packed lunches are available for an additional $12 for those taking the tour between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., but must be ordered by June 15. Lunches can be picked up with tour tickets at check-in.
For an even deeper insight into these houses, an evening lecture on Friday, June 24, highlights the architecture and history of the national park. Tickets for this can also be purchased on the Eventbrite site listed above for this program at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.