Tipp City Day Trip
The Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum is located in a building that once housed Tipp’s post office from 1929-1939. This was the first post office to receive mail addressed to the newly named “Tipp City” (having originally been “Tippecanoe” and then “Tippecanoe City.”) The museum opened its doors in 1991 and showcases the history, companies and artifacts that are relevant to Tipp City. Two of the larger displays center on the Miami and Erie Canal (since it played such a major role in the town’s development) and the Chaffee Opera House. Other rooms include the Society’s Oral History project, the Grace Kinney room and more.
The Tippecanoe Historical Society members offer walking tours of the five block downtown historic district, including an old opera house, a converted mill and dozens of historic homes.
There is a required donation to the Tippecanoe Historical Society. Contact 937-667-4092
Grab a bite to eat in historic Downtown Tipp City at one of their many local restaurants. With a wide variety of options, you’ll be sure to have a hard time narrowing it down to just one.
Visit our dining page for more information.
Downtown Tipp City offers fabulous specialty store shopping with an eclectic assortment of treasures. Allow a couple of hours to fully appreciate the charming shops of “Historic Tippecanoe.” The majority of the Main Street shops and businesses are housed in many original structures from the past, lending a historic atmosphere. Some of the shops you may be visiting include The Hotel Gallery, Living Simply Soap, Merchant and more. And, if your battery needs to be recharged, you can enjoy a cup of coffee from Grounds For Pleasure.
Finally, you won’t want to miss the newest brewery in town, Chaffee’s Brewhouse. Newly opened, Chaffee’s is a woman-owned business located in beautiful Downtown Tipp City. You’ll surely find something you’ll like with their wide variety of offerings: a full bar, craft beer, craft cocktails, mocktails, wine and carryout beer. They also serve a lighter fare menu such as a small variety of charcuterie trays.
Tipp City is conveniently located near the Great Miami River Recreational Trail, part of the largest paved trail network in the country. Visit Canal Lock Park and then take a stroll on the bike path.