History of the Log Cabin Tour:
The first Log Cabin Tour was in 1971 and was sponsored by the local newspaper, the Brown County Democrat. It was a drive-by, no charge tour featuring about 25 homes. Visitors could go inside if the cabins happened to be open.
In 1972, the Brown County Historical Society handled the tour, but chose not to continue the endeavor, and as a result, there was no tour in 1973.
In 1974, the Brown County chapter of Psi Iota Xi, looking for a new fundraising project, decided to host the tour. To ensure teh tour’s success, our members helped clean cabins, rake yards, or whatever was necessary. Nearly 1000 visitors viewed the 8 homes on the 1974 tour.
Our fundraiser has now evolved into an event which requires 35 Lions Club parking volunteers, 12 van drivers, and over 40 hostess volunteers for the two day event. We have drawn crowds as large as 2000 visitors to see five different log and country homes each year. We also coordinate with the Brown County Historical Society’s Annual Quilt Show so that our events are always on the same weekend for the convenience of our guests.
We never forget that this event would not be possible without the generous donations of time and patience by our local homeowners who allow our guests to walk through their homes all for the benefit our small philanthropic organization. Thank you to all our glorious homeowners over the past 30 years!
The Gazebo on the Village Green, one block west of the courthouse stoplight on tour dates. Follow the signs in downtown Nashville. When you buy your tickets, you will recieve a map that will guide you to each cabin so you can drive there in your own vehicle at your own speed. We also have clearly marked the route with white signs with red paint so no one will get lost! We have elected, however, not to put this map on the website to protect the privacy and security of the homeowners.
Please call 402-242-0939 to order tickets
Additional information can be obtained via email
Stay overnight in Brown County Indiana… Take the tour…visit beautiful new log homes and wonderful old log cabins!
Shop till you drop in over 200 unique shops, artist studios, craft galleries and antique malls. Take in a show at Brown County Playhouse, Little Nashville Opry, Coachlight Theatre or Bean Blossom Bluegrass Park.
Spend some time in Indiana’s most popular state park, Brown County State Park, or visit the T.C. Steele State historic site, Yellowwood State Forest or Lake Monroe.