State House Quarry tour

Learn about the geologic history of Indiana limestone on a guided tour of the State House Quarry at McCormick’s Creek State Park with Dr. Todd Thompson, State Geologist and Director of the Indiana Geological Survey. The State House Quarry supplied stone for constructing the Indiana State Capitol from 1878–80 and is preserved today as part of McCormick’s Creek State Park in Spencer, Indiana. The tour will highlight the rock formations, fossils, and depositional environments preserved in the quarry walls. The tour will start at the CCC recreation building/shelter, please meet there.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. This tour will require a $7 park entrance fee and is on uneven terrain; please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please e-mail the Indiana Geological Survey to register,


 Photo from Limestone Post Magazine, courtesy of David Orr, Creative Commons

State House Quarry tour
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  • McCormick's Creek State Park
  • $7 Park Entrance Fee