Guided Walking Tours

Tour Information

Wednesdays 10am – Gangsters, Saloons & Buggies on Roofs
Thursdays 10am – Giant Toadstools and the World’s Fair

  • 2017 Tours will begin Wednesday, May 31 and run through Thursday, September 28.
  • Additional times available by advance request.
  • Tour ticket includes free gift bag filled with coupons and treats from local businesses.
  • Cost of the tour is $5 per person and is non-refundable. Tips welcome.

Gangsters, Saloons & Buggies on Roofs
Tour of Downtown Middlebury
Historic Middlebury is full of surprises. John Dillinger was the most famous criminal in the U.S. in the 1930s and it is rumored he passed through Middlebury and even spent the night in a boarding house.

In Amish Country, it’s not unusual to see buggies everywhere; on the roads, at banks and grocery stores, even at Walmart, but up on a roof?! Hear these inside stories and secrets and more from a local with this tour of downtown.

Meet at the Middlebury Community Public Library, 101 E. Winslow Street, Middlebury, IN 46540

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Trip Tip:  Spend some extra time in downtown Middlebury exploring the unique shops and restaurants.

Giant Toadstools and the World’s Fair
Tour of Krider World’s Fair Garden
Take a guided tour through living history! The Krider family of Middlebury once captured the imagination of the world. This tour of the park that bears their name opens a window to the family’s nursery at the height of its creative powers. The natural beauty will take your breath away.  You may even spot a giant toadstool. This tour is great for kids so grab the family and the camera or camera phone. There’s plenty of opportunities for fun selfies.

Meet at the Middlebury Community Historical Museum 301 W. Bristol Ave, Middlebury, IN 46540

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Trip Tip: Take some time and explore the Middlebury Community Historical Museum and learn more about Middlebury’s historic past.

Helpful Hints:

  • These are walking tours. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • You might want to bring a bottle of water
  • Tours go rain or shine. If it is calling for rain, you might want to bring an umbrella or wear rain gear
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour’s starting time.
  • Additional tour dates available by request – email
  • Is your group over 15 people? Contact us to learn more about large group rates. Email

and don’t miss these!

Quilt Gardens 10th Anniversary in 2017

More than a million vibrant blooms • 19 gigantic gardens and 22 hand-painted super-sized murals • welcoming communities • Viewable FREE May 30 – October 1
Download free 2017 Quilt Gardens Map and 2017 Master Gardener Guidebook

Epic Art Adventures 2017

Gigantic public art display opens for free viewing in summer 2017! • You’ll be captivated at every turn as you discover the amazing public art along the Heritage Trail • 56 Seward Johnson life-size bronze sculptures and a 25-foot tall, 27,000 pound monumental scale sculpture • Viewable FREE May 30 – October 20

Middlebury Community Historical Museum

Learn more about Middlebury’s remarkable past. Be sure to check the 2017 Featured Exhibit: Handmade quilts from the 1930’s and 1940’s owned by local residents.

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