Newburgh, Indiana is a darling riverfront town located in Warrick County in Southern Indiana. It’s set right alongside the Ohio River and is just minutes from Evansville. A recent soccer game took us down that direction so of course, we left early to explore the town! After all, it’s another Indiana County I had never visited before!
When visiting Newburgh, starting at the Newburgh Museum is a fantastic way to get a little bit of history of the town. We learned that it was founded in 1803 and it was the first town north of the Mason Dixie line captured by the South during the Civil War. The museum is small but very well done. In addition to some fascinating exhibits on Newburgh, they often have a special exhibit. The one we enjoyed was called “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” It was very interesting and the items on display were fun to check out. The museum is free but only open a few days a week, so check the website before you visit.
The museum is a short walk from downtown, and since it was a lovely day, heading there on foot seemed appropriate. Downtown Newburgh is so pretty. There are a few cool boutiques and shops as well as some antique stores and yummy looking restaurants. It’s easy to while away a few hours browsing the main streets.
The river itself is quite an attraction, so make sure to take time to walk down there and check it out. There are also some beautiful homes right on the water. Many are older and have been restored, but several are newer and full of glass windows. The historic buildings all have wonderful plaques out front so you can easily learn a little bit about the building’s history and purpose. We enjoyed reading as many as we could find.
Since we were near the water, seafood seemed like the appropriate choice for lunch. I pulled out my phone and hopped onto Yelp and found a promising choice called The Tin Fish. According to the address on Yelp it less than half a mile from where we were so we decided to walk it. Well, apparently they have recently moved because when we arrived there was no restaurant to be found! I pulled up Google Maps and typed the name in and discovered it was half a mile from our current location. Luckily the weather was perfect so we looked at it as an adventure and kept on walking.
Lunch was fantastic! The seafood was fresh and perfectly prepared. There was a wide variety of choices and even chicken fingers and burgers for the non-fish eaters. Remember we were heading to a soccer game? Well, because of that we had an extra kid with us and he ordered the chicken fingers. I don’t think either of my kids has ever ordered them, but we were sharing all the food because it was all so good, so we tried them, and they were hands down the best chicken fingers any of us have ever had! I guess you never know.
Sadly our time in Newburgh was coming to an end as soccer was calling. However, this was definitely a place I would stop again if we are back in the area. There is just something about a river town …
Newburgh Museum, 2 W. Main Street; (812) 853-5045
The Tin Fish, 707 State Street; (8120 490-7000
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