|Welcome to the official site for the Historic Hannah House!
Throughout the year, we offer several events such as weddings and receptions, Civil War
Re-enactments, Easter Egg Hunts, and are proud to host the annual Paranormal Meet and
Greet. Historic tours are available to the public on a monthly basis to see the interior of the
facility and learn the rich history and its connection to Indianapolis. The house is available to
rent for private parties and corporate functions - contact us today for your reservation needs!
What makes the Historic Hannah House different? It is completely run by volunteers whose
sole purpose is the preservation and restoration of this historic landmark.
What is the story of the Historic Hannah House?
Local legend, as well as verifiable history, say when the house was built in 1858, it was
utilized as a passage for the Underground Railroad. One fateful evening a small group of
slaves, secretly traveling northward searching for freedom came to the Hannah House
seeking solace. They were welcomed; given food to eat and water to drink. The slaves felt
for one moment they could rest before continuing on their incredible journey. Nestled in the
straw-covered basement floor the light of a single oil lantern, they dreamed of freedom and
the opportunities that tomorrow would bring. Tomorrow would never come.
Tragedy struck that night. While the group slept, the oil lantern was accidentally turned over.
Its oil soaked the floor and flames ignited. While some of the courageous men, women, and
children burned while they slept, others were killed from the smoke inhalation. It is believed
had any woken during the accident, they would have chosen to die as opposed to returning to
the life that slavery offered.
The next morning when Alexander Hannah, owner of the house, learned what had happened
and fearing retribution for assisting the Underground Railroad, he buried the charred bodies in
the basement. In doing so, Hannah hid the secret not only to his participation, but also the
identities of these courageous people. Some people believe when the bodies were hidden, it
forever sealed their souls to the house. These poor lost souls still wandering and searching
Are you brave enough to venture on the grounds?
Are you brave enough to face the spirits of these lost souls?
History and Biographical Information
Want to know more about the history of the Hannah House? Visit us during one of our
Open House Tours. Watch history come to life as you learn the history of the great
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