About

Hello, and welcome to the Emmick Plantation House!

Events

We look forward to hosting your wedding, family reunion, corporate event, or other celebration. Outdoor gatherings are hosted on the riverfront lawn and grounds, and our recently renovated rustic barn is available for indoor events.

History

The Emmick Plantation House was built in 1854 with bricks made on the property and remains one of the oldest homes in Hancock County.  It was at the Emmick property that Abraham Lincoln was apprehended for illegally ferrying people across the Ohio River (he was later acquitted, of course!).  The house remains a historic state marker #1914.

Restoration

The home has been held in the Emmick family for nearly all of its existence and was renovated in the 1990′s with care by the late Retha Emmick Newell. Retha’s daughter, Leslie Emmick Kolar, is now devoted to maintaining the memory her mother, as well as the home Retha restored as a labor of love. All Emmick Plantation House productions are dedicated to preserving the history – and promoting the future – of Lewisport.

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  1. We toured the house several years ago and were received by Ms. Retha Newell. She was a lovely lady with a lot of Kentucky style. She had a great respect for the house and it’s history. I am sorry to see that she has passed. My husband is the President of the Spencer Co. Historical Society in Rockport In. We have relatives that would like to tour the Plantation this week end, September 29, 2013. Thank you Ms. Leslie Kolar for continuing to support your family, your mother’s, and Lewisport’s legacy.

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