Important Update

Important Update: Our hotels, dining venues and resort events (with the exception of concerts) are open to overnight guests only. French Lick Casino and the golf courses are open to the public. Fully vaccinated guests are now welcome to enjoy the resort without a mask. More info

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Indiana Landmarks Tours

French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel are two amazing examples of historic preservation in the Hoosier State. Thanks to Indiana Landmarks historical tours, guests can learn about the resort’s rich history that dates back to 1845.

 

Each tour of 60-75 minutes is uniquely given from the guide’s perspective. Tickets can be purchased at the Landmarks Emporium shops located in each hotel. To experience both hotel tours during your visit, purchase a combo ticket which is $27 for adults and $10 for children age 6-14.

 

Tour proceeds benefit Indiana Landmarks, an organization dedicated to preserving architecturally unique, historically significant and cherished locations throughout the state. Landmarks Emporium is a museum store featuring books, gifts and accessories inspired by the era when the hotels rose to prominence. In both locations, find an eclectic mix of vintage merchandise perfect for today.

West Baden Springs Hotel Historical Tours

West Baden Historical Tours

Tuesday - Saturday • 2pm & 4pm

West Baden Springs Hotel • Landmarks Emporium
Tickets: $15 for adults • $6 for children (ages 6-14) • Free for children under 6
Reservations strongly recommended as tour sizes are limited for social distancing. Email swoodward@indianalandmarks.org for questions or reservations. 

Tours available by appointment for groups of 15 or more.

Step back in time and discover the captivating history of West Baden Springs Hotel. Find out how the hotel’s dome was constructed and discover how this colossal hotel was built in less than a year. Learn more about the mysterious Angel Room high above the atrium. And find out who those movers and shakers were that came here to make deals, gamble and “take the waters” in the early 20th century.

French Lick Springs Hotel Historical Tours

French Lick Historical Tours

Tuesday - Saturday • Noon
French Lick Springs Hotel • Landmarks Emporium
Tickets: $15 for adults • $6 for children (age 6-14) • Free for children under 6
Reservations strongly recommended as tour sizes are limited for social distancing. Email swoodward@indianalandmarks.org for questions or reservations. 

Tours available by appointment for groups of 15 or more.


Learn about French Lick Springs Hotel’s amazing history, from the creation of tomato juice in 1917 to the infamous Derby Weekend Raid of 1949 when gambling became suddenly taboo — even in French Lick. Discover why Pluto Water was world-famous, and which revered U.S. president started his first run for office right here. Hundreds of celebrities have stayed at the resort, from actors to athletes to musicians. This is definitely a place known for its successes and secrets.