Rome City, Indiana Limberlost North

Site opens on April 1st and will run through December 1st. Cabin tours begin every hour on the hour. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.


"The Cabin at Wildflower Woods" lies nestled on the shore of Sylvan Lake, near Rome City, Indiana. It is the beloved home and final resting place of Gene Stratton-Porter, one of Indiana’s most widely read authors and one of the world’s first nature photographers and conservationists. 

Gene Stratton-Porter was an individual that held true to her beliefs and never let societal norms stop her from achieving her dreams. The Gene Stratton-Porter Memorial Society seeks to share her legacy with visitors by telling her story and making her achievements relevant for today's society and future generations.
We invite you to join us for a day, a tour, an event or online to learn more about this amazing Hoosier. Tours of the Cabin begin on the hour, every hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, between 1 p.m. and 4 pm. on Sunday. The last tour of the day begins at 4 p.m.

Camera's Eye

Nature Viewing & Education Room

Help Make the GSP Nature Viewing & Education Room a Reality!!

Click the link above to donate to the GSP Nature Viewing & Education Room project through GoFundMe. Any amount will help and we even have a wish list where your donation will be used for specific items including field guides and binoculars. This new area in the Carriage House Visitors Center will allow guests to enjoy Gene's feathered friends, wildflowers and woodland creatures through all seasons. The room will feature field guides, interactive hands-on displays about nature, and more! Staff and volunteers will be nearby to answer any questions or help with IDs. All donations are tax deductible.

Star Gazing & Night Hike

Saturday, July 19, 9:00 - 10:30 p.m.

$4 per person; visitors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

The Site’s naturalist will lead guests through Sower’s Woods to introduce them to the creatures of the night! Bats, owls, moths and other critters may make an appearance. Depending upon the clarity of the sky, star gazing will be available to identify major constellations, satellites and other celestial bodies by telescope thanks to Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. Bring binoculars for a closer view of the stars!

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Gene Stratton-Porter
State Historical Site

1205 Pleasant Point,

Rome City, IN 46784

Phone: (260) 854-3790
Fax: (260) 854-9102

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