Renting the Michael L. Smith Room

Rental of the Michael L. Smith Room

Are you aware your group may rent the Michael L. Smith Room for $50.00 per 4 hour rental. The room has a seating limit of 50.  If you are a member of the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum (membership annual fee is $20.00 per family at same residence), the fee is $25.00.

Great place for your Graduation Party, Baby Shower, Small Weddings, Wedding Reception or Birthday Party!

Call the Museum, 812.752.1050 and speak to Jeanne Abbott, Executive Director to schedule your date.

Nights and Weekends are available at same fee.

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Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours @ the Museum   

Reservations must be made in advance.

Did you know that our Ghost Tours are available any month in the year on Saturday nights?  Our most popular month is of course in October, however, the ghosts roam the building all year long! Costs for the tour is $10.00 per person for a 1 1/2 hour tour. Overnight tours are available for $20.00 per person with a minimum of 10 persons attending. Appointments must be made in advance.

Volunteers Lynn and Tracee Lamb along with Museum Member Eddie Cozart are the tour guides. Appointments must be made in advance. Call 812.752.1050 or email: for more information about scheduling.

Will you see or hear a ghost?  Depends!  We can’t guarantee that you will as these tours are not faked.  Most people come away with hearing or seeing something.  Bring your camera as you may see something later on your photo.

NOTICE: Ghosts in Scott County? Nah! But… by Jeannie Noe Carlisle is back in print and updated.  A copy may be purchased by stopping by the Museum.  The cost is $5.35 per copy. Add $3.00 for shipping fees.

Gift Shop

The Scott County Heritage Center & Museum Gift Shop has multiple items for sale including books about Scott County and many Civil War books on consignment.

Arts and Crafts are available from local artist including china, postcards, photographs, toys, jewerly, and many other items. Stop by and check the Gift Shop.

New:  The Gift Shop has a separate room with many used books available.  There is a cup to pay for what you purchase and you set the price paid.  These books are hard backs and paperbacks.  Stop in frequently to check them out.  Last weekend, a new supply arrived.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Closed on Sunday, Monday and all Federal Holidays.

Questions or comments, call 812.752.1050 or email