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Beginning in 2004 the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) created the first of its themed travel itineraries to highlight the array of historic resources located in Indiana. The intention was to educate Hoosiers about the unique places that abound in the state and to garner some recognition for these valuable sites. New itineraries are unveiled each May in honor of Historic Preservation Month.
The sites included in the assorted itineraries are in some way recognized by programming that filters through the DHPA—the State or National Registers, the Historic Theater Initiative, the Cemetery Registry, the Underground Railroad Initiative, and others. The itineraries are by no means a comprehensive list of sites in Indiana related to each theme. Please keep in mind that while many of the places highlighted in the travel itineraries are open to the public, there are some that are private property.
If you would like to create your own walking tour, the History Channel offers help in designing one in its "A Walk to Remember" Save Our History project guide available here. The History Channel offers another project guide designed to help educators design neighborhood history projects here.