The Charley Creek Foundation has three main aspects to its vision and purpose:

Preserving Historic Assets: Dr. James Ford Historic Home
The Dr. James Ford Historic Home, a restored 19th Century physician's home and
invites you to experience the daily lives, personalities, and activities
of the Dr. James Ford 
family in the years before, during and just after the Civil War.

Period decor and furnishings provide a look at what life may have been
like in the mid-1800s.The home includes a Victorian-era flower garden,
vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, and the stone
barn where Dr. Ford's faithful stead, Barney, is located.

177 W. Hill Street in Wabash, Indiana,
260-563-8686 or visit the Dr. James Ford website.

Creating Places for Civic Renewal: Charley Creek Gardens 
Located in the heart of Wabash, Charley Creek Gardens is a non-profit horticulture center
dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants, both native and foreign,
through garden displays, education, and research.

It includes 6 acres of naturalized and formal gardens. 
There is no admission fee to the Gardens which are open from
to dusk, 365 days a year.

The address is 551 N. Miami Street with parking at 518 N. Wabash Street.  
Call 260-563-1020 for further information or visit our


Leveraging Wabash’s Arts and Cultural Assets: Charley Creek Artsfest
The Charley Creek Artsfest offers various opportunities to participate in the Arts
the last week in June in Wabash, IN.  Strong community partnerships
have allowed 
this Festival to grow into one of the Best in the Midwest.

The Artsfest includes Heartland Truly Moving Pictures Award
Winning Independent Films, Art Workshops, 
Musical Performances,
Gallery Walk, and Fine Art Show & Sale. 

 Call 260-563-5043 or visit our website for further information.