Limberlost State Historic Site
Visit the 1895 built, 12 room, Queen Ann style, log cabin home of Gene Stratton-Porter, famed Hoosier naturalist and best selling author of “Freckles” and “A Girl of the Limberlost” Visit the gift shop for books, videos, and gift items.
The Log Cabin Tours are available Wednesday thru Sunday and last approximately 1 hour.
Open April thru mid-December.
For more information about the Limberlost State Historic Site and the Loblolly Marsh located on State Road 18 go to the “Friends of the Limberlost Website”.
Cost for Adults - $3.50
Cost for Seniors ( ages 55 & older) - $3.00
Cost for Children ( ages 12 & younger) - $2.00
The Wetland Tour of the Loblolly Marsh - $10.00/ 1.5 hour guide
Berne Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Limberlost State Historical Site as the April Member of the Month. Limberlost State Historical Site is located in Geneva and was the home of Gene Stratton Porter, famous author. The site recently constructed a Visitor Center.
Designed by Ron Baker, President of ETICA, an Indianapolis architectural and engineering firm, the Limberlost Visitor Center is a striking looking building that is the first in Indiana to use a horizontal board “rain screen” siding application. The Alaskan cedar siding, the clear story windows and large corner windows all make for an attention getting facility that is a great addition to the town of Geneva, to Adams County, and to the tourism effort in the entire area.
Staff and visitors have been using the new 4,000 sq. ft. Visitor Center for two months; however, interior finishing touches are still being added weekly, so that everything will be ready for the grand opening scheduled for 11am on Saturday, April 27. The public is invited.
According to Randy Lehman, Site Manager of Limberlost State Historic Site, two very successful events in March have already used the classroom in the Visitor Center: the Kestrel, America’s smallest falcon, attracted 136 patrons, and the Bunny Class, part of the Limberlost Easter Egg Hunt, brought in 88 children and adults.
Just visiting the new facility, it is clear that the staff and volunteers are excited to be working in a place designed to accommodate the many events and programs planned for this year. The well-appointed classroom, exhibit and office space, modern restroom facilities, and generous gift shop space, all make for a building that should welcome the numerous visitors expected to stop in and utilize what Limberlost has to offer.
In a typical year Limberlost attracts 5,000 visitors to its events, programs and tours, and Randy expects that number to increase due to the opening of the Visitor Center. As he puts it, “There’s no doubt in my mind that Limberlost will now be a much better destination for anyone already planning a visit to Geneva, but any tourists traveling US27 will see this impressive Visitor Center, and if they are curious or need something, they will stop, perhaps use our restrooms, and find out what we have to offer. We look forward to being Limberlost ambassadors and promoting this tri-county area.”