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MEDIA ADVISORY: Historic Tavern Crawl coming to Corydon

CORYDON (Sept. 19, 2018)  — On Sept. 29, visitors can enjoy stories and spirits from the past during Corydon Capitol Historic Site’s Historic Tavern Crawl event. 

This off-beat tour will take participants to the locations around town where historic taverns once stood, and attendees will learn different historical drinking songs and toasts, as well as hear legends and stories about the taverns. Samples of favorite drinks from the early 1800s will be served at certain spots, including Fish House Punch, sangaree, Bombo and rattleskull, and heavy appetizers will be offered as well. 

At this event, participants will learn how taverns were more than just a place to grab a drink – they were meeting places for many politicians – and visit the only remaining historic tavern in Corydon: The Branham Tavern. 

Reservations are required by Sept. 26 and can be made by calling (812) 738-4890.

WHAT: A historic tavern crawl around Corydon, IN, featuring samples of historical drinks, history of the taverns, a chance to learn historical drinking songs and toasts, and more. This event is only for those ages 21 and older. 

WHEN: Sept. 29; tours begin at 5 or 7:30 p.m. Each tour will last approximately 90 minutes. 

WHERE: The tour will begin and end at the First State Office Building, located at 417 N. Mulberry St., Corydon. 

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Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage. 

Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 10:32 AM