Welcome to Crown Point, Indiana
Towering above the square in downtown Crown Point, Indiana, the Lake County Courthouse is still the focal point of this historical area. Today, instead of the Romanesque and Georgian style building being the center of the county government, the "Grand Old Lady" houses shops, Valentino's Restaurant, the Maki Ballroom, professional offices including photography and architecture, Chamber of Commerce, City Court, and the Lake County Historical Society Museum. Noted by architects as one of the finest architectural expressions in Indiana, the interior as well as the exterior of this 125 year-old building has been faithfully restored to its original grandeur.
The museum houses many historical artifacts and documents that represent the history of Lake County and specifically Crown Point. The museum encompasses approximately 6,000 square feet with collections of clothing, military uniforms, Native American artifacts, tools, photographs, and documents representing every city and town in Lake County.
The Lake County Historical Museum is closed for the winter and will reopen May 1, 2014.
The Lake County Historical Museum is open
May through October every
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Tours are available by appointment.
Contact Bruce Woods
or call (219)662-3975.
Or, just a few blocks on South Court Street takes you to the Lake County Fairgrounds, an historic park setting, featuring an old grandstand from the 1800's as well as a Kennedy Brothers Covered Bridge built in 1875 in Rush County and moved here in 1933, the only authentic covered bridge in Northwest Indiana.
Crown Point is a quaint hometown atmosphere with an abundance of historic architecture. Spend a day in the Hub, the nickname of Crown Point, so named because it was historically the hub of commerce and activity in the county. It remains today as a Hub of entertainment and enjoyment, the CROWNing POINT in Indiana.
Visit Crown Point by exiting I-65
at 109th Avenue and proceed
west to Main Street and turn
south, or exit at 231 and
proceed west to the Square.
Click here for map and directions.