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Culver Attractions

The Culver Academies is a college prep school comprised of The Culver Military Academy (CMA), founded in 1894 and The Culver Girls Academy (CGA), founded in 1971. CMA is based on a military system that is designed to teach the principles of leadership, integrity, self-discipline, manners and respect for self, others and authority. The Culver Girls Academy operates under a system of self-government known as a prefect system. Structured with legislative, judicial and executive branches, the CGA system allows each girl the opportunity to lead and progress to higher levels of responsibility. The redbrick buildings on the New Englandesque, 1800-acre campus contain military touches like turrets and parapets and are located on the shore of beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee. The chapel houses the second largest pipe organ and clarion in the United States. The Vaughn Equestrian Center has the largest indoor riding arena located on an academic campus. The 47,000 square foot library is one of the most modern secondary school libraries in the country, with a shelf capacity for 150,000 volumes, providing the latest in technology. Perhaps the academy’s biggest source of pride, however, is its Black Horse Troop; the largest remaining mounted cavalry unit in the United States. The Troop has ridden in 13 Presidential Inaugural Parades starting with President Woodrow Wilson’s in 1913 through President George W. Bush’s in 2001. Culver boasts such well-known alumni as Hal Holbrook and Gene Siskel, as well as scores of corporate chieftains such as Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams. Several Congressmen and Governors also attended the school.
1300 Academy Road #122, Culver, IN 46511
574-842-7000
At the Culver Academies Museum and Gift Shop museum guests will get a glimpse of the beginnings of Culver Military Academy through rare artifacts, including original 1860s and 1870s stoves and clocks sold by founder Henry Harrison Culver as the catalyst of what would become one of the premiere private boarding schools in the United States. Fall & Winter Hours of Operation are Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
102 S. Main Street, Culver, IN 46511
574-842-8842

The Museum of Culver & Lake Maxincuckee History is located inside the First Famers Bank and Trust Building. The hours currently in effect are Monday 9-1, Tuesday Closed, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-5 and Satruday 9-3.

The Culver Community History Museum seeks to promote the unique natural, historical and cultural heritage of the Culver area by collecting, preserving, interpreting and disseminating artifacts and other research materials. In our community, we seek to foster conviviality and engagement from all walks of life by being the natural repository for families and individuals to share their stories and memories. We also seek to serve the broader research community as a professional, self-sustaining, small local museum both on-site and online.

102 W. Jefferson St., Culver, IN 46511
574-635-0053