The Levi & Catharine Coffin Interpretive Center

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A newly renovated space for your next event

From open house events to intimate meetings, the Levi and Catharine Coffin Interpretive Center can be made available as a whole or just by the room. The Interpretive Center contains three floors of exhibits, a gift shop, public restrooms and an orientation theater. You can utilize the entire space or only select rooms depending on your need.

The Levi & Catharine Coffin Interpretive Center Details

  • Pricing

    Interpretive center

    • $150/hr after 5 p.m.

    Orientation Theater

    • Before 5 p.m. – $50/hr
    • After 5 p.m. – $75/hr

    Gift shop

    • Before 5 p.m. – $30/hr
    • After 5 p.m. – $60/hr
    • Use of kitchen space is included in this price
  • Capcacity

    • Interpretive center – 50 people
    • Orientation Theater – 35 people
    • Gift shop – 10 – 15 people
  • Details

    • To book your event, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of room rental is required along with a signed agreement. Accepted forms of payment include check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Please note: Indiana sales tax of 7% applies to all rental fees.
    •  There is a three hour minimum for each event. This includes one hour for set-up, one hour for your event and one hour for tear down and clean up. Extra hours may be added for an additional fee and must conclude by midnight.
    • There is a parking lot available for guest parking onsite. Additional parking is available on surrounding streets, including in front of the Coffin house and Interpretive Center.
    • Catering may be hired out by the client. The client must provide a copy of the catering contract to the Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site administrator at the time that the contract is signed. Caterers must show proof of all appropriate state licensing.
    • Alcohol is NOT allowed on the premises for any events. If there are questions about this policy, please speak to the site manager.
    • A certificate of insurance is required for all rental events at Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site.
    • Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site at times could be considered under structural or cosmetic construction. Structural and/or cosmetic changes to the facility and its grounds includes but is not limited to room closures, improvements to landscape, installation of exhibitions, etc. In the best efforts of the facility, plans will be communicated as early as possible to the client.
  • Preferred Vendors

    BAKERIES

    Horst’s Little Bakery Haus
    812.265.1295
    moehlmann1@msn.com

    Nancy’s Tasteful Cakes
    812.701.9330
    nancystastefulcakes@yahoo.com

    The Sweeter Life
    812.274.0323
    hwallerm@gmail.com

    BAND/MUSIC

    The Juice Box Heroes
    502.751.3561
    thejuiceboxheroes.com

    My Yellow Rickshaw
    317.443.8111
    myyellowrickshaw.com

    Usual Suspects
    502.822.4550
    usualsuspects.us

    Wax Factory
    502.804.2230
    waxfactoryband.com

    CATERING

    Paradise Cove Catering, LLC
    812.701.4289
    relaxbeourguest.com

    Rolling Pin Catering
    812.689.5776
    rollingpincatering.com

    The Red Pepper Deli Café & Catering
    812.265.3354
    theredpepperdeli.com

    Taste by Radford’s
    765.962.5830
    radfordsmeat.com/Services
    catering@radfordsmeat.com

    Rosco’s Coffee
    765.962.3019
    roscoescoffee.com
    info@roscoescoffee.com

    DISC JOCKEYS

    Audio Magic! Entertainment
    812.342.0022
    audiomagicentertainment.com

    V&M Entertainment
    812.672.4786
    Vm-entertainment.com

    EVENT PLANNERS

    Forget Me Knot
    812.621.0487
    FMKevents.com

    Just Breathe
    812.274.2500
    Justbreatheevent.com

    FLORAL

    Colonial Flower Shop
    812.265.4127
    colonialflowers11@frontier.com

    Ivy Vine Florist
    812.866.4433
    barry_hebner@yahoo.com

    INVITATIONS

    Jan Hurst Calligraphy
    502.383.4828
    Louisvillecalligraphy.com

    Jupiter and Juno
    317.718.8385
    jupiterandjunoshop.com

    OFFICIANTS

    Kentuckiana Wedding Officiants
    502.822.5913
    kyianawedding.com

    Indy Wedding Pastors
    765.631.0320
    indyweddingpastors.com

    PHOTOGRAPHERS

    Jasmine Norris Photo
    574.850.6481
    jasminenorris.com

    Laura J. Gardner Photography
    812.801.9237
    laurajgardner.com

    One Fine Day
    618.841.2150
    onefinedaysalonand-photography.com

    The Roxy Studio
    info@theroxystudio.com
    theroxystudio.com

    RENTALS

    Nashville Party Rentals
    812.269.8802
    NPRtents.com

    Party Central Rentals
    812.282.1055
    partycentralrental.com

    Seward Party Rentals
    812.988.8369
    sewardtents.com

    TNT Rentals
    812.265.9022
    TNTtoolrentals.com

    VIDEOGRAPHERS

    C.Lyon Productions
    317.431.8557
    clyonproductions.com

    Toast Wedding Films
    317.627.3628
    Toastweddingfilms.com

    Two Are Better
    317.572.8214
    Twoarebetter.us

What sets us apart

  • Beautifully restored 1839 Federal-style home in nearly complete original condition
  • Conveniently located just north of Richmond, Indiana on U.S. 27
  • Complimentary parking available for event guests
  • Event can encompass use of the Interpretive Center as well as the historic house

A venue with an incredible story

The Interpretive Center expands on the story of the Coffins and the community, and how they worked to assure that freedom seekers were provided with shelter, resources and transportation on their journey north.

The Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site provides a unique setting for your next corporate or organizational event. Here you get one-on-one with an amazing story of courage and sacrifice. Located in historic Fountain City, Indiana, (known as Newport until 1878) the 1839 Coffin home was given the title of “Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad.” This Federal-style home was part of a larger network that served as a place of refuge for freedom seekers. The home contains many furnishings commonly seen in early 19th century Quaker homes in this part of Indiana.

LET OUR SPACE INSPIRE YOUR OWN HISTORY.

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