Fort Harrison State Park

Indianapolis, IN

Where are we going?

Fort Harrison State Park
5830 N Post Rd
IN 46216

317 591 0904

What is there to do?

If you think that taking the family to the park is a summer activity, think again! Fort Harrison State Park in Indiana is perfect for those outdoor adventures, no matter what time of year!

Did you know that winter is actually a really popular time to visit, because the park has one of the biggest sledding hills in the area? Pretty cool!

During spring you can get those walking shoes out, and stroll with the family through the woodland wildflowers that will be in bloom across the entire park.

Get those hats for summer as you enjoy a canoe trip down Fall Creek, which runs from the north side of Fort Harrison State Park. What a great way to keep cool!

Then those leaves are waiting to be crunched during Fall, with those beautiful colors and warm, sunny days. In fact, the state park is the last forested corner left in Marion County!

All 1,700 acres are ready to be enjoyed, whether you are a family of joggers, fishers, hikers, or picnickers!

If that wasn't enough, Fort Harrison State Park isn't just outdoor adventure. There is history waiting to be explored too! The park has a Museum of 20th Century Warfare featuring exhibits on the lives and history of the soldiers that once marched through the grounds. There is also a preserved former Citizen's Military Training Camp.

One of the hidden gems in Indiana, Fort Harrison State Park gives you that nature filled experience kids will just love!

So grab those hats and those shoes, and let's go!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Fees from $2 pp / $9 vehicles

Children: Fees from $2

Discount: Indiana license plates discount


Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about the accessibility of the trails, and the other attractions in the park


When can we go?

Park during sunlight hours. Museum opens 10am Tues - Sun

Museum by appt only Tues and Wed. Park open all year round.


Any top tips?

Keep an eye out for the battle demonstrations that happen 6 times a year

I’m Hungry!

There is an Inn Restaurant within the park, so why not have a tasty lunch there!

Healthy Eating

Take plenty of water, and you can bring your own healthy picnic lunch to enjoy in their picnic areas - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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