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South Bends Historic Museums & Gardens Tour
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17 Reviews
South Bend, IN
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Max Rig Size
Over 45 ft
Max Nights
1
Parking Spaces
2
Same Day Requests
Yes
About
Uncover the tapestry of American history right in the pulse of South Bend where tales from the past are preserved in an immersive atmosphere. Your RV camping journey brings you not just to a retreat in the Midwest but to a destination where legendary stories and heritage await your discovery. Step into a world where over 600,000 artifacts stand testament to our diverse and intricate history. The nationally accredited campus invites you on an educational odyssey through seven dynamic galleries, showcasing riveting exhibits such as the permanent "Colfax: Speaker for Freedom," which delves into the life of local luminary Schuyler Colfax. Immerse yourself in the opulence of the 19th-century as you meander through Copshaholm, an immaculate 38-room mansion where history is enshrined in its original furnishings. Experience the genteel lifestyle of the J.D. Oliver family through daily guided tours that whisper the secrets of a bygone era. Stroll through the fragrant Oliver Gardens, an olfactory journey that complements the architectural grandeur of yesteryear. Extend your exploration to the Workers Home, a testament to the regions robust work ethic, celebrated through ever-changing exhibits. Families embarking on an RV camping adventure will delight in Kidsfirst, a vibrant, hands-on enclave that sparks curiosity and creativity amongst the youthful explorers. But the journey doesn't end therethis single stop offers a twin museum experience. Adjacent lies the Studebaker National Museum, a proud chronicler of South Bends automotive and industrial prowess, where iconic Studebaker vehicles and "National Treasures" like Abraham Lincoln's fateful carriage lie in honor. Quench your thirst for knowledge and park your RV amidst the scenic beauty and historical grandeur of South Bend. Engage with Americas rich narrative and drive away with memories youll treasure as much as the artifacts housed in this revered institution.
Opening hours
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suitability
Pets Allowed
Slideouts Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Amenities
Gift Shop
Historical Exhibit
Items to Purchase
We appreciate donations, offer paid tours, and have merchandise for sale.
Parking & Arrival
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Max Rig Size:
Over 45 ft
Parking Spaces:
2
Parking Surface:
Pavement
Check-In Method:
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