Walking Tour of Vinegar Hill

  • 6/14/2017, 6/23/2017
  • Vinegar Hill Neighborhood
  • First St. and Woodlawn Ave., Bloomington, IN
  • (812) 334-8900
  • 4:00 PM
  • Free

Take a guided walking tour through Vinegar Hill, lead by Bethany Emenhiser, Program Manager Hisotirc Preservation for the City of Bloomington's Housing and Neighborhood Development department. 

Developed in the heyday of Indiana's limestone industry,1912-1935, the Vinegar Hill area is a community treasure and exuberant expression of local craft and folk art within a residential setting. The same carvers responsible for buildings and churches across the U.S., built their own limestone homes with whimsical figures and portraits. It is the only neighborhood in Indiana where yard objects are identified as folk art and contribute to the historic significance of an area. Expect the tour to last about an hour and a half with up to 2 miles of walking. Registration is required as space is limited. Call the Visit Bloomington Visitors Center (812-334-8900 or 800-800-007) to register. 

The tour will start at the intersection of First Street and Woodlawn Avenue. Public parking is available at the Bryan Park lot on Woodlawn, just a couple of blocks south of First Street. Street parking is permit only, so please do not park on the street without a permit. There will be a lot of walking and standing so make sure you wear appropriate shoes. This event will take place in light rain, but in the case of inclement weather, it will be cancelled and registrants will be notified up to an hour before start time. 

Walking Tour of Vinegar Hill
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  • Vinegar Hill Neighborhood
  • Free