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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

Boat rides May-Oct (weather permitted) Grist Mill Apr 1 - Nov 19 The state of Indiana assumed management of a 14-mile section of the canal in 1946 and today operates a horse-drawn canal boat and the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site. Visitors can step back in time while taking a leisurely 25-minute cruise on the Ben Franklin III. During the voyage, the vessel passes through the Duck Creek Aqueduct, a covered bridge that carries the canal 16 feet over Duck Creek. It is believed to be the only structure of its kind still in existence. The Metamora Gristmill was built in 1845. After the canal transportation era ended, the canal was used as a source of power for many gristmills, including this one. It was originally built as a cotton mill by Jonathan Banes, a former engineer and participant in the digging of the Whitewater Canal. Visitors can stroll through the first floor of the mill and see corn meal, flour and grits being ground much as it was done nearly 50 years ago. Visitors may purchase the products produced at the mill.

19083 N Clayborn St.
Metamora IN 47030

Phone: 765.647.6512

whitewatercanalshs@indianamuseum.org

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