Museums & Historical Sites

Life on the Ohio River History Museum & Gift Shop

(812) 427-3560

208 E. Market St., Vevay, IN 47043 

The River History Museum features a rare and diverse collection, depicting life and work along the Ohio River. An unusual collection of riverboat models, important documents from the steamboat days and many other interesting artifacts are on display. The River History Museum also has a gift shop for your shopping enjoyment! 

Switzerland County Historical Museum

(812) 427-3560

210 E. Market St. Vevay, IN 47043

Highlighting local culture and life from the Native Americans to the Swiss settlers on through the 19th & 20th centuries. The museum grounds have beautiful shade trees, gardens, and the fountain at the corner of Market and Main Streets. 

Musée De Venoge

(812) 593-5726 

4085 Hwy 129, Vevay, IN 47043 

Summer Hours: Sunday 1 pm-4 pm or by appt.

Visit venoge.org for more information. 

A French-Swiss cottage, one of the few remaining, showing architectural characteristics of early  settlement of Switzerland County. Showing historical events in live action, as well as classes and information. 

Visit June 30 - July 1 for an incredible demonstration of early Independence Day traditions. 

Patriot Museum

(812) 594-2243 

Third St. Patriot, IN 47038 

Located in the Town Hall, which has an observation deck overlooking the river. Find a fascinating collection of historic memorabilia and pictures, including several of the 1937 flood. Patriot dates back to 1820, visit the museum and learn more about the history of our wonderful county. 

Thiebaud Farmstead

(812) 427-3560

5147 Hwy 56 Vevay, IN 47043 

Settled in 1817 by Frederick and Harriet Thiebaud, the Farmstead overlooks the scenic Ohio River. The allure of the farm stems from the family's involvement with the active hay culture of the 1840's, which was the economic drive of Switzerland County at the time. The house is furnished to its time, 1860, visit today!

Historic Walking Tour

Stop by the Visitor's Center for a map today! 

Take a  walking tour along Main Street, the heart of Vevay Historic District. The Vevay Historic District contains 300 buildings, houses & landmarks, bordered by the Ohio River to the south. The largest concentration of 19th century residential architecture can be found along Market Street, where you will also see heirloom gardens & beautiful views of the river. The District has been listed on the Indiana State Register of Sites & Structures since 1981. Visit the Life on the Ohio River History Museum & the Switzerland County Historical Museum, both located in historic buildings on Market Street.