Rickenbaugh House

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Rickenbaugh House

This sandstone block house was built in 1874 by Jacob Rickenbaugh. The house has been renovated and is open periodically during the summer months when staff is available. Interpretive programs are given at the amphitheater next to the historic house and tours of the house are scheduled regularly. A nature store with souvenier and educational items is located inside the house.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Times are usually posted and dependent on when other programs are being given.
Fees No fee to visit the house but donations are always accepted to continue the restoration of the historic structure.
Permit Info: None needed.
Open Season: summer months as interpreter is available.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Tell City, IN
Water: none
Restroom: Vault Toilet at the boat launch parking area.
Operated By: USFS, Tell City Ranger District, 248 15th Street, Tell City, IN 47586; Phone: 812-547-7051

General Information


Located 3 miles south of Interstate 64 off State Highway 37. Turn at the large entrance sign. A gatehouse sits just off State Road 37 at the entrance of the recreation area. Past the Gatehouse take the first left and continue past the campgrounds to the end of the road which deadends at the boat launch and parking area for Rickenbaugh House. GPS Coordinates: Lat - 38 degrees 11' 56.664"N, Long - 86 degrees 35' 53.951"W

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