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|Welcome to the Bridgeton 1878 House
Located in the heart of downtown Bridgeton, Indiana the 1878 House
was originally the millers home, just a few yards away from the Bridgeton covered bridge
and the mill. Now this historic home is a monument to the early pioneers of this Midwestern
community. Enjoy the quaint Victorian architecture of the house. The house is a gift shop
run by Blanche Case for over 25 years, and is ready to provide its customers with unique
gifts, antiques and handcrafted merchandise.
The grounds of the 1878 House also offer the charm of the Case 1822 Log Cabin. This
cabin is the original homestead cabin of the Seba Case family who settled here in Parke
County in the early 1820's. This log cabin is a true testament to the early pioneer spirit of
our ancestors. The Case Cabin is one of, if not, the oldest log homes in the county today.
Stop by and maybe catch Blanche cooking on an open hearth, or just take a look at the
items she has to offer for sale in her shop.
The 1878 Barn is perfect for family reunions, field trips, receptions and meetings. This
Barn is open for vendors during the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, as well as
other events. The festival is over 50 years old and offers arts and crafts, and of course,
plenty of great things to eat. The Covered Bridge Festival starts the 2nd. Friday of
October and runs for 10 days. Plan on joining us and take a tour of our counties 30+
The 1878 House and the Case 1822 Log Cabin are open on Saturdays and Sundays from
the end of April through mid December, as well as by appointment at any time. Call
765-548-2136 or 765-548-2760 to set an appointment. See our events calender for the
dates of our special events.
We hope to see you here in Bridgeton, Indiana.
No visit to Bridgeton would be complete without a visit to our covered bridge. The original
bridge was destroyed by arson in 2005 and was rebuilt by the generosity of the community
and lovers of this bridge from all over the country. Thanks to all who helped make the new
bridge possible, so come on down and visit us in Bridgeton.