Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie We bring history to life through first-person interpretation in our outdoor experience areas, as well as through interactive exhibits inside and out.

Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today. http://www.connerprairie.org

Operating as usual

We've missed the The Apple Store at Conner Prairie this season but stop by our Café on the Commons today for some of the...
10/30/2020

We've missed the The Apple Store at Conner Prairie this season but stop by our Café on the Commons today for some of their tasty treats!

#AppleStoreCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

The Apple Store at Conner Prairie lives on in 2020 at the Café on the Commons. 🍎 🍏

Purchase your Cider Slushies and Apple Annie's during your next visit to Conner Prairie while supplies last!

Order from your phone: https://conner-prairie.square.site/

#AppleStoreAtCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Due to the rain, our Corn Maze will be closed during daytime hours 10/29. This is the last weekend for our Corn Maze so ...
10/29/2020

Due to the rain, our Corn Maze will be closed during daytime hours 10/29. This is the last weekend for our Corn Maze so we hope you can visit, reserve your spot today: https://bit.ly/2ZKOkWD

Headless Horseman is still on for tonight!

#CornMazeCP #HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Our 2020 maze is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

📷 Daniel Grose Photography

Now at @NobleCoffeeAndTeaCompanyLtd : new seasonal drinks celebrating the legend of the Conner Prairie's Headless Horsem...
10/28/2020

Now at @NobleCoffeeAndTeaCompanyLtd : new seasonal drinks celebrating the legend of the Conner Prairie's Headless Horseman! ☕

Visit them today! http://noblecoffeeandtea.net/

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Interested in trying new foods? Come get a taste of the NEW Ohana Donuts & Ice Cream Headless Horseman donut! 🎃🍩Visit Oh...
10/28/2020

Interested in trying new foods? Come get a taste of the NEW Ohana Donuts & Ice Cream Headless Horseman donut! 🎃🍩

Visit Ohana Donuts & Ice Cream in Fishers today!
11640 Brooks School Rd #100, Fishers, IN 46037

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

10/27/2020
Conner Prairie - Checkering The Curtis House

We're headed to the Curtis House in Prairietown for a fresh coat of paint. 🎨

Potter and Domestic Specialist, Sarah Richcreek, adds a brand new checkered pattern to the relaid floor of the Curtis House. She dives into more about historic paints and why the Curtis family would choose such an elaborate pattern for their floor. 🏁

Discover more about the history of 1836 Prairietown and reserve your tickets today: http://bit.ly/2kL127H

#ExploreCP #ConnerPrairie #Painting

Gates are now open for tonight’s Headless Horseman! Thanks for your patience and we hope you don’t lose your head tonigh...
10/23/2020

Gates are now open for tonight’s Headless Horseman! Thanks for your patience and we hope you don’t lose your head tonight! 🎃

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Due to high likelihood of thunderstorms today, 10/23, our Corn Maze will be closed during daytime hours.Any changes to t...
10/23/2020

Due to high likelihood of thunderstorms today, 10/23, our Corn Maze will be closed during daytime hours.

Any changes to tonights scheduled Headless Horseman festival due to weather will be announced midday today. Thank you!

#CornMazeCP #HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Spots are filling up fast, don't miss your chance to Behold the Legend of the Headless Horseman! 🎃🏇Reserve your spot now...
10/21/2020

Spots are filling up fast, don't miss your chance to Behold the Legend of the Headless Horseman! 🎃🏇

Reserve your spot now: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

We attended the Headless horseman last night for the 5th year in a row. It was the best by far!!! The COVID restrictions actually worked in our favor. Purchasing your time slot before made the evening so much better. Standing in line for 45mins before the doors open with kids the last 4 years has rough. We would love to see the pre purchase time slot every year. Another benefit was the crowd size. So much more manageable. We were actually able to enjoy more of the festivities than the previous years because of this. Love the addition of the slide. The food was delicious. Thank you for all who volunteer and make this event possible.

Who loves Fall colors? 🌈 We'll be open Thursday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm.New this year - we're open throughout November and ...
10/20/2020

Who loves Fall colors? 🌈 We'll be open Thursday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

New this year - we're open throughout November and December for winter experiences!

Reserve your spot now: https://bit.ly/2SA6sPY

#FallAtCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Don't loose your head over Ohana Donuts & Ice Cream's NEW Headless Horseman donut. 🎃 We know you're dying to try it!
10/16/2020

Don't loose your head over Ohana Donuts & Ice Cream's NEW Headless Horseman donut. 🎃

We know you're dying to try it!

Things have taken a spooky turn this Friday at Ohana! Let's see what's in store for you all!

We have teamed up with Conner Prairie and their Headless Horseman attraction to bring you our Donut of the Week! We took some of the most popular features of this fall event and put it in the donut! Enjoy the candy corn maze, gummy pumpkin head of the headless horseman and fall leaf sprinkles on top of a spooky purple icing! Get details on the Headless Horseman here: https://www.connerprairie.org/explore/things-to-do/headless-horseman/

Our Ice Cream of the Week is Peanut Butter Cookie Dough! A peanut butter based ice cream is jam-packed full of cookie dough bites! A wonderfully delicious choice for this week!

It also appears our wall has had a spooky makeover! We have Halloween colors, spiders, skeletons and a big spider web! Stop on in and grab a petrifying picture with our wall!

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Grab some Headless Horseman SWAG during your Headless Horseman visit this weekend. 👕🎃🏇Reserve your spot to Headless now:...
10/16/2020

Grab some Headless Horseman SWAG during your Headless Horseman visit this weekend. 👕🎃🏇

Reserve your spot to Headless now: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairieStore #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

The Headless Horseman rides tonight! 🎃 🐎Corn Maze x3, games, a tubing hill (NEW!) and so much more! Purchase your ticket...
10/15/2020

The Headless Horseman rides tonight! 🎃 🐎

Corn Maze x3, games, a tubing hill (NEW!) and so much more! Purchase your tickets and reserve your hayride spot now for a fun and safe time at Headless Horseman 2020: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Our 2020 hayride is powered by Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc.

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

📷 @rcberryjr.photography on Instagram.

Have you hear about the Indy Attraction Pass?? Discover more: https://www.visitindy.com/indianapolis-attraction-passFive...
10/14/2020
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Spend a day conquering White River State Park, a morning at the Children's Museum, or an afternoon at Conner Prairie. You'll have the flexibility and the freedom to spend as much, or as little, time at each destination.

#ConnerPrairie #AttrationPass

Enjoy the top attractions in Indy including The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Zoo, Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum, and Conner Prairie, for one low price with this mobile-friendly pass.

Please read below for a programming update and venue change regarding the remaining scheduled screenings of Heartland In...
10/13/2020

Please read below for a programming update and venue change regarding the remaining scheduled screenings of Heartland International Film Festival.

🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 VENUE CHANGE! 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩
We are very sad to report that all of the Heartland International Film Festival screenings at Conner Prairie for tonight, Tuesday, October 13, and tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14, have been canceled for safety concerns.

The wind advisory for today and tomorrow is between 19-30+ mph, and we have been advised that it is not safe for the 40-foot inflatable screen to be used in wind gusts at 20 mph or higher. We have been monitoring this very closely and do not want to put anyone at risk.

We understand that this is very disappointing news, and no one is more disappointed than us. We were thrilled to be partnering with Conner Prairie, and had been working with them for months to put together this unique experience. But we have to make sure we are creating a fun and safe festival atmosphere.

Despite this upsetting news, the show must go on! The Tibbs Drive-In has generously offered to host us as a private event to allow for the showing of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday’s canceled Conner Prairie screenings. Tibbs is normally closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so Heartland Film will be the only ones out there! Your Conner Prairie tickets can be used for any of the below screenings, and we hope you will come out to support us!

Updated Schedule | Tibbs Drive-In Theatre
480 S Tibbs Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241

*Please note, some screening times have changed from the original schedule.
*Tibbs will have popcorn, candy and drinks, available at concessions, but no hot food.

Tuesday, October 13
Screen 2 | Best Summer Ever | 7:15 PM
Screen 3 | River City Drumbeat | 7:15 PM
Screen 4 | Can You Hear My Voice? | 7:15 PM
Screen 4 | Linda and the Mockingbirds | 9:15 PM

Wednesday, October 14
Screen 3 | Rear Window | 7:15 PM
Screen 3 | Vertigo | 9:15 PM
Screen 4 | River City Drumbeat | 7:15 PM
Screen 4 | Best Summer Ever | 9:15 PM

We can’t wait to see you at Tibbs Drive-In. The doors open for the Drive-Thru Red Carpet and screenings at 6:30 PM. If you already purchased a ticket to one of these Conner Prairie screenings, please look out for another email from Eventive with more details on your ticketing options.

Once again, we are very sorry for this change in plans. We know how excited everyone – including us – was for the Conner Prairie screenings, but we do not want to put you in a potentially dangerous situation. As a local non-profit arts organization, we appreciate your support even through these unfortunate changes and believe we can still have a shared experience around the transformative power of film.

If you are looking to stay at home and watch movies, we have 65 independent films available to stream until October 18. You can check out all the available films at www.HeartlandFilmFestival.org.

Waiting around for Headless Horseman like... 💀Reserve your spot and hayride time now for Headless Horseman 2020: http://...
10/13/2020

Waiting around for Headless Horseman like... 💀

Reserve your spot and hayride time now for Headless Horseman 2020: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

ATTENTION! Tonight, due to high winds, both Conner Prairie screenings unfortunately, have been canceled. We are working ...
10/12/2020

ATTENTION! Tonight, due to high winds, both Conner Prairie screenings unfortunately, have been canceled. We are working to find an alternative screening date for “River City Drumbeat” and “Can You Hear My Voice?”

If you’d like to have your tickets refunded or exchanged, email the Heartland Film Box Office at [email protected].

We will send out information on new screening dates as soon as they become available.

Thank you for your understanding. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but we want to make sure we are creating not only a fun, but a safe festival atmosphere.

We have 65 independent films available to stream virtually at www.heartlandfilmfestival.org, if you are still looking to watch a movie tonight.

Once again, we are sorry for this late notice and will have more screening updates soon.

10/12/2020
Mike Pace on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Conner Prairie is proud to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.

Today we’re taking a moment to recognize someone you may know, Mike Pace. Mike is the great-great-great-grandson of Chief William Anderson (Kikthawenund) and artist-in-residence at Conner Prairie.

In his own words, Mike explains why this day is important, and about the history he helps bring to life on our grounds.

You can find Mike at the Lenape Indian Camp within Conner Prairie: http://bit.ly/2yx6gXz

Like many arts and culture venues, Conner Prairie has discovered new ways to use our property. The latest collaboration ...
10/10/2020

Like many arts and culture venues, Conner Prairie has discovered new ways to use our property. The latest collaboration is with Heartland Film as it hosts a pop-up drive-in theater this coming week.

WFYI’s Jill Ditmire recently spoke via ZOOM with Conner Prairie VP and Chief Advancement Officer Andrew Bradford, about how Conner Prairie is using our outdoor acreage and large parking spaces to help other organizations.

Listen now: https://bit.ly/371NZED

Drive-in screenings for the 2020 Heartland International Film Festival will be held at Conner Prairie October 12-14, 7:15P – 8:45P & 9:15P – 10:45P.

Don't miss out on Heartland, get your tickets today! https://bit.ly/2Smeko1

Event highlight: Hitchcock Night on October 14: Prepare for your Headless Horseman experience by experiencing Hitchcock at Conner Prairie and reserve your spot at Headless 2020: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HIFF29 #ConnerPrairie

Tickets for Headless Horseman are SOLD OUT for October 9, 10 and 11!An advance ticket is required for all guests and mem...
10/09/2020

Tickets for Headless Horseman are SOLD OUT for October 9, 10 and 11!

An advance ticket is required for all guests and members. Reserve your spot now for Headless Horseman 2020: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie

10/08/2020
Conner Prairie - Amsel Farms (Scary) Maze

Who likes to watch people live out their fears? 😨 🙌

Watch as Sandy Burns, along with her husband Norman (CEO of Conner Prairie), brave the 2020 Headless Horseman Scary Maze.* 🌽

Don't miss out, reserve your Headless Horseman tickets today as the Horseman rides tonight! https://bit.ly/35ZGFsi

Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

*Warning: screams ahead.

Stay wary on the Prairie! Our first weekend of Headless was spooktacular! Get your tickets now for Headless Horseman 202...
10/05/2020

Stay wary on the Prairie! Our first weekend of Headless was spooktacular! Get your tickets now for Headless Horseman 2020: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Our annual fall festival is full of activities, shows and tons of family fun. Take an adventure on our haunted hayride where you’ll get chased down by the Headless Horseman!

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

First timers at the Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie and it was a great family night! We were there when gates opened at 6 pm, played a few games and went down the huge slide before going on the HAYRIDE!! The first time slot to ride is at 6:30 pm. Having a toddler I'm confident it was a solid move, but will definitely go in the dark at some point! It was so fun seeing the property by riding around (and not chasing little people 😂), fun Halloween music playing, a few spooks, and THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN came after us! Check out the schedule when you go! The night flew by watching the shows and playing games. The Science and Puppet shows were the kids favs. Only regret is... Clay bet me if I could hit the bell with the sledge hammer he would take a turn... he did not take a turn. 😡 (See storied for fail. 🤦🏻‍♀️)

If you're a member at Conner Prairie tickets to Thursday and Sunday evenings are free!!
https://www.connerprairie.org/explore/things-to-do/headless-horseman/

#allthethingslafayette #connerprairie #headlessCP #ExploreCP

10/01/2020
Conner Prairie - Headless Horseman 2020 Begins

Behold! The Legend! The Headless Horseman rides tonight! 🎃 🐎

Purchase your tickets and reserve your hayride spot now for a fun and safe time at Headless Horseman 2020: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Our 2020 hayride is powered by Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc.

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Heartland International Film Festival is right around the corner! Which film are you most excited to see? 🎥The Festival ...
09/30/2020

Heartland International Film Festival is right around the corner! Which film are you most excited to see? 🎥

The Festival will run from October 8-18, both virtually and with in-person screenings at The Tibbs Drive-In and a new Conner Prairie Pop-Up Drive-In October 12-14!

Purchase your tickets now: https://heartlandfilm.org/festival/

Read our full press release: https://bit.ly/2Qw8eRe

#HIFF29 #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

09/29/2020
Conner Prairie - Making Headless Horseman 2020

🎃 🐎 Take a behind-the-scenes look at Headless Horseman 2020 at Conner Prairie and reserve your spot and hayride time today: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Our annual fall festival is full of activities, shows and spooktacular family fun. Take an adventure on our haunted hayride where you’ll get chased down by the Headless Horseman beginning October 1.

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Masks are required at all times except when eating or drinking.

Exploration Saturdays conclude this Saturday from 5:30PM - 8:00PM. This Saturday the band Kristen will perform on the Fe...
09/25/2020

Exploration Saturdays conclude this Saturday from 5:30PM - 8:00PM. This Saturday the band Kristen will perform on the Featherston Patio and Hotel Tango Distillery will be serving free sample cocktails!

Exploration Saturday is included with General Admission.

Purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/3i42xFB

#ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #ExplorationSaturdaysCP

09/23/2020
Conner Prairie - Fall 2020

Fall is finally here at Conner Prairie! See all we have to offer:

🍁 Exploration Saturdays: Family Nights, EVERY SATURDAY in September
🍁 Corn Maze: Opens September 26th
🍁 Headless Horseman: October every Thursday-Sunday
🍁 New! Heartland International Film Festival: October 12-14

Safety is our top priority, see what precautions we've taken to ensure a safe experience, purchase tickets and discover more: https://bit.ly/35ZGFsi

#ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #HeadlessCP #CornMazeCP #HIFF

Masks are required at all times except when eating or drinking.

Enhance your e-learner's year by letting your kids spend the whole day at Conner Prairie. Spots for E-learning at Conner...
09/20/2020

Enhance your e-learner's year by letting your kids spend the whole day at Conner Prairie. Spots for E-learning at Conner Prairie are still available!

E-learning at Conner Prairie occurs weekdays, 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM, with optional aftercare from 3:30 - 5:30 PM.

Register now and discover more: https://bit.ly/3mrmHg3

#ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #ELearning

Exploration Saturdays continue this Saturday from 5:30PM - 8:00PM. This Saturday 3 Brewers will be on site hosting free ...
09/18/2020

Exploration Saturdays continue this Saturday from 5:30PM - 8:00PM. This Saturday 3 Brewers will be on site hosting free beer tastings! Brewers include Four Day Ray Brewing, Indiana City Brewing Company and The Bier Brewery.

Haley Jonay will once again be performing on the Featherston Patio.

Exploration Saturday is included with General Admission. Purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/3koBtCh

#ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #ExplorationSaturdaysCP

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Conner Prairie is located at 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers, Indiana. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ConnerPrairie.

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(317) 776-6000

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Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.

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I visited today with friends. We went specifically for the corn maze. When we arrived, we learned it was closed. I was offered an next day ticket that would be good until Oct. 31, however if we received that, we would have had to leave and try to coordinate another trip. That was disappointing. We were further disappointed when all of the exhibits were not open. Today, I am very disappointed with Conner Prairie.
We came to the Headless Horseman on Saturday and it was awesome!! This is a yearly tradition for our family and by far this was the best year yet!! The pre order tickets and time slots for the hayrides before getting to the event is so much nicer!! We always order our tickets early but the lines were always forever long to get into the event in previous years. Which comes to the next thing we LOVED about this year was the crowd size! We were able to do everything that was offered and didn’t have to wait in super long lines! All of the stage shows were great as always and Stevens Puppets was as awesome as ever!! Thank you to all of your staff and volunteers who help make it great! We hope that some of the things you put into place for this years event is continued on into the future.
Are the remaining dates for Headless Horseman now sold out?
I just want to say Kudos to Conner Prairie for asking guests to wear masks, limiting the number of guests, and keeping everyone’s safety their top priority! Thank you! I was thoroughly impressed with the staff and procedures that were in place. Also, to the gentleman who tells the Story of Sleepy Hollow, you’re truly amazing!! My family and I look forward to listening to you tell the story every year!!
Happy to be at Connor Prairie ...with no creepy person behind me.
We attended the Headless horseman last night for the 5th year in a row. It was the best by far!!! The COVID restrictions actually worked in our favor. Purchasing your time slot before made the evening so much better. Standing in line for 45mins before the doors open with kids the last 4 years has rough. We would love to see the pre purchase time slot every year. Another benefit was the crowd size. So much more manageable. We were actually able to enjoy more of the festivities than the previous years because of this. Love the addition of the slide. The food was delicious. Thank you for all who volunteer and make this event possible.
William Conner was my 4th Great Grandpa.
Pretty awful that CP did not offer pre-sale tickets for Headless Horrsman to non-donor members (i.e. members who do not have a great deal of money). Should probably reevaluate your priorities. I have been a member since 2014 and send my children to camp with you, this feels like a big slap in the face.
All the buildings are closed. They could print it on the map, but never updated the website or Facebook. Upset.
Has there been any information posted about the headless horseman yet?
Happy 4th of July, everyone! #Sons of American revolution, Indiana Society
I saw this Rat Snake while at Conner Prairie on Friday 6/26/20 https://flic.kr/p/2jgdz5H #snake #ratsnake