Cambridge City is the hub of Indiana’s Antique Alley and offers a great variety of antique shops and antique malls in a small area. Cambridge City is founded in 1836 and grew fast when the Whitewater Canal was extended to it in 1846. Thanks to a lot of buildings from those years up to the 1900s, the town is now an American historic district. There are over 500 historic buildings in different styles, like Greek Revival, Italianate and Federal style architecture. Among the buildings are a U.S. Post Office, churches, houses, a bank, an opera house and the Vinton House; built in 1847 as a hotel and stop for travelers along the National Road.
The combination of antique shops, historic buildings and cultural events makes Cambridge City a great destination for lovers of antiques and architecture. You can stay for a couple of days to explore the city and use it as your base to hunt for more antiques in the surrounding towns.