Historic Market Street
Take a walking tour along Market Street, the heart of the “Vevay Historic District”. Walking west from Liberty Street, enjoy a leisurely stroll for several blocks.
You’ll find beautiful old homes of varying architectural styles surrounded by well kept gardens, and lovely views of the river.
See the 1840s mansion at 209 West Market, built by U P Schenck, known as the Hay King. He owned several steamboats and was instrumental in the economic development of the county in the 1800s.
Notice the “Roxy” house on the south side near Tell Street. This was the home of Aunt Lucy Detraz, and dates to the early 1800s.
Enjoy the architecture & ambience of a classic 19th century American Main Street. Bustling with activity during days of the Riverboat trade, Main Street is now alive again with shops, restaurants, and friendly people.
Visit the Benjamin Franklin Schenck Mansion at the top of Main Cross Street. Now a bed and breakfast, its park-like grounds feature a fountain, gazebo, goldfish pond, and grape arbor.
Group tours are available by appointment or book a room for the night or weekend. 812-427-2787
The Switzerland County Historical Museum and the Life on the Ohio River History Museum are located at the point where Main & Market Streets meet. Open seven days a week with exhibits that will take you back in time, 812-427-3560