The Covered Bridges of Indiana
Alongside an expert, visit covered bridges in Parke County, learning about the engineering and maintenance of these historic monuments, as well as the music and community they inspired.
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Program No. 6714RJ
6 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

A charming and scenic adventure walks you "slowly" & ”literally” through historic Parke County, the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. Experience several of the county’s 31 covered bridges as you study their construction, meet the engineers who work to restore them, the volunteers who maintain them and enjoy the legends, folklore and music these national treasures have inspired.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Moderate standing and walking each day, multiple exits from a bus on two days, with some investigation along stream banks and bridge foundations on one of those day.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • With an covered bridge expert, examine the step-by-step story of how a community pulled together to rebuild a cherished bridge destroyed by an arsonist.
  • Visit several of the county’s 31 bridges to explore, ask questions, take pictures and walk under each fascinating bridge.
  • Learn from experts about 19th century tools, timber processing and woodcraft used to construct many of these bridges.
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