Huddleston Farmhouse

Historic National Road Landmark

Weary travelers making the difficult trek westward on the National Road in the early 1800s stopped at the Huddleston family’s farm in Cambridge City for meals, provisions, shelter,
and to feed and rest their horses.

Huddleston Event
Wine Down on the Farm, Huddleston Farmhouse, Cambridge City

Stop Here and Celebrate for a Spell

Restored by Indiana Landmarks, the 1841 Huddleston Farmhouse offers visitors a glimpse of the daily lives of John and Susannah Huddleston and their 11 children, as well as the travelers who crowded the porches and yard and rented the farmhouse’s two “travelers’ kitchens” for cooking and sleeping.

On the accessible lower level of the farmhouse, National Road Heritage Site exhibits give modern-day travelers a picture of cross-country travel on the Historic National Road from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois—from the pioneer era to the present.

The Huddleston Farmhouse is also the location of Indiana Landmarks’ Eastern Regional Office and the office of the Indiana National Road Association. You’ll find the property approximately 60 miles east of Indianapolis and 20 miles west of Richmond on U.S. 40—the Historic National Road.

Tours

The Huddleston Farmhouse, National Road Heritage Site exhibits, and barn are open by appointment; contact east@indianalandmarks.org or call 765-478-3172.

Rental Venues

The Huddleston site offers a variety of historic spaces for weddings, receptions, reunions, meetings, lunches, and dinners. You can rent the main level of the house, furnished in antiques and ideal for an intimate wedding, dinner, meeting or small reception. The grounds and the Yellow Barn also accommodate outdoor weddings, receptions, reunions, and small performances.

For information on renting the Huddleston Farmhouse venues, contact east@indianalandmarks.org or call 765-478-3172.

We rely on volunteers

Indiana Landmarks considers volunteers vital at Huddleston Farmhouse and the National Road Heritage Site, where we need volunteers to give tours, assist at special events, and help maintain the landscape and garden. We rely on volunteers to educate and entertain the public with the story of the Huddleston Farmhouse, the historic National Road, and historic preservation.

If you donate donate 30+ hours per year as a volunteer, you receive a complimentary Indiana Landmarks membership, which includes our bimonthly magazine, Indiana Preservation, and free admission to Huddleston Farmhouse events. You also receive reduced rate to rent the facility for personal events and celebrations. Contact Michael Flowers at 317-822-7939 or mflowers@indianalandmarks.org to inquire about volunteer opportunities or request a volunteer application.

Huddleston Farmhouse

838 National Road
Cambridge City, Indiana 47327
765-478-3172
Fax 765-478-3410
east@indianalandmarks.org