Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site
The Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site is a full-time operating historic house and interpretive center located in Fountain City, Indiana. This is one of eleven state historic sites managed by the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system. Our site allows for guided tours of the 1839 home of Levi and Catharine Coffin, a Quaker couple who lived in Newport (now Fountain city) from 1826 through 18247. During their time in Indiana, Levi and Catharine assisted up to 2,000 runaway slaves, or freedom seekers. Visitors to the site enjoy guided tours of their 1839 home, learning how the home was used as a station in the Underground Railroad.
The site juts opened a new interpretive center in December 2016. This building enhances the visitor experience by offering them a chance to see a broader story of the Coffins, the Newport community and a look at the history and motivations behind the slave system through exhibitions. The building also contains an orientation theater, public restrooms and a gift shop.