List of museums in Indiana

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This list of museums in Indiana is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Also included are non-profit and university art galleries.

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Name Location County Region Area of study Summary
Academy of Hoosier Heritage Mooresville Morgan Central Local history website
Adams Mill Cutler Carroll Central Mill 1845 grist mill, displays of agriculture and household tools and equipment
Alexandria Monroe Township Historical Society Museum Alexandria Madison Southern Local history website
Amish Acres Nappanee Elkhart Northern Open air
Anderson Center for the Arts Anderson Madison Indianapolis metro Art Indiana and contemporary art
Angel Mounds State Historic Site Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest Native American
Antique Hair Museum French Lick Orange Southern Fashion website, vintage razors, shears, combs, hairbrushes, hair tonics, permanent-wave machines and hair, part of Tony Kendall's salon, Body Reflections
Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Lafayette Tippecanoe Central Art website, collection includes 19th- and 20th-century American art with a special focus on art of Indiana
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest Art website,
Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum Columbus Bartholomew Southern Aviation website, military aviation history
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Auburn DeKalb Northern Automotive Dedicated to preserving cars built by the Auburn Automobile, Cord Automobile and Duesenberg
Barker Mansion Michigan City LaPorte Northwest Historic house Turn-of-the-century mansion
Bartholomew County History Center Columbus Bartholomew Southern Local history Located in the McEwen-Samuels-Marr House, operated by the Bartholomew County Historical Society
Beck's Mill Salem Washington Southern Mill Restored 19th-century grist mill
Bell Aircraft Museum Mentone Kosciusko Northern Aviation website, life of aviation industrialist Lawrence Dale Bell, historic Bell Aircraft vehicles, history of aviation
Benjamin Harrison Home Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Historic house Victorian home of President Benjamin Harrison
Benton House Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Historic house Victorian home of Allen R. Benton, operated by the Irvington Historic Landmarks Foundation
Billie Creek Village Rockville Parke Central Open air Features 38 historical buildings and structures and hundred of antiques and artifacts
Billy Sunday Home & Visitors Center Winona Lake Kosciusko Northern Historic house 1911 Arts & Crafts bungalow, visitor center exhibits about preacher Billy Sunday
Blackford County Historical Society Museum Hartford City Blackford Central Local history website
Brauer Museum of Art Valparaiso Porter Northwest Art Part of Valparaiso University
Brown County Art Gallery Nashville Brown Southern Art website, exhibits of local art
Brown County Pioneer Village Nashville Brown Southern Open air website, operated by the Brown County Historical Society, includes log jail, dog-trot building, doctor's office, log cabin and blacksmith shop
Buckley Homestead Lowell Lake Northwest Living Includes agriculture museum, pioneer farm, historic farm house, school
Camp Atterbury Museum Edinburgh Johnson Indianapolis metro Military website, history of Camp Atterbury
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center Terre Haute Vigo Central History The Holocaust and the power of forgiveness
Carnegie Center for Art & History New Albany Floyd Southern Multiple Art, local history
Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County Crawfordsville Montgomery Central Local history Themes in include history, art, science and culture of Montgomery County
Carroll County Historical Museum Delphi Carroll Central Local history website, operated by the Carroll County Historical Society in the Carroll County Courthouse
Cass County Historical Society Museum Logansport Cass Northern Local history Located in the Jerolaman-Long Home
Chellberg Farmhouse Chesterton Porter Northwest Historic house Located in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, turn-of-the-20th century Swedish farmhouse, open to the public during festivals, demonstrations and ranger-guided tours
Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville House Fort Wayne Allen Northern Historic house Operated by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society
Children's Museum of Evansville Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest Children's Exhibits include deconstructing objects, waterthe human body and its senses, freedom of expression
Children's Museum of Indianapolis Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Children's Interactive hands-on exhibits about science, natural history, archaeology, dinosaurs
Circus City Museum Peru Miami Northern Circus website, Peru's circus history
Clabber Girl Museum Terre Haute Vigo Central History website, history of Hulman & Company, manufacturer of Clabber Girl baking powder
Clay County Historical Society Museum Brazil Clay Central Local history
Cline Museum Angola Steuben Northern Historic house information, operated by the Steuben County Historical Society, late Victorian Queen Anne house
Clinton County Historical Museum Frankfort Clinton Central Local history Operated by the Clinton County Historical Society
Coal Town and Railroad Museum Clinton Vermillion Central Local history website, open daily only during the Labor Day weekend during the Little Italy Festival
Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Military Civil War museum located in the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, open Friday - Sunday
Colonel William Jones State Historic Site Gentryville Spencer Southwest Historic house Part of Lincoln State Park, early 19th century period house
Columbus Museum of Art & Design Columbus Bartholomew Central Art website, exhibits of art, design and performing art
Conner Prairie Fishers Hamilton Indianapolis metro Living 19th-century Indiana life
Corydon Capitol State Historic Site Corydon Harrison Southern Historic site Indiana’s first state capitol
Costigan House Madison Jefferson Southern Historic house website, operated by Historic Madison, mid-19th century period home of architect Francis Costigan
Cragun House Lebanon Boone Indianapolis metro Historic house Victorian period home operated by the Boone County Historical Society
Crispus Attucks Museum Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Local history Operated by the Indianapolis Public Schools, school and local African American history[1]
Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site New Albany Floyd Southern Historic house 1869 Victorian mansion
David Owsley Museum of Art Muncie Delaware Central Art Part of Ball State University, houses some 11,000 works of art, 2,000+ of which are on display
Daviess County Historical Society Museum Washington Daviess Southern Local history website
Decatur County Museum Greensburg Decatur Southern Historic house website, operated by the Decatur County Historical Society, Victorian-period Lathrop/Shannon House
DeKalb County History Museum Butler DeKalb Northern Local history Located in a former Carnegie library[2]
The Depot History Museum & Art Gallery Beverly Shores Porter Northwest Local history Located in a historic depot
Dr. Hutchings Office & Hospital Madison Jefferson Southern Historic house website, operated by Historic Madison, original late 19th century equipment and furnishings
Dr. James Ford Historic Home Wabash Wabash Northern Historic house website, restored 19th-century physician's home and surgery
Dr. Ted's Musical Marvels Huntingburg Dubois Southern Commodity website, restored mechanical musical instruments from around the world
Draft Animal Museum Auburn DeKalb Northern Agriculture website, operated by the DeKalb County Horsemen's Association, horse-drawn agriculture equipment and vehicles
Dream Car Museum Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest Automobile website, over 60 exotic and vintage cars, automotive memorabilia
Dubois County Museum Jasper Dubois Southwest History website, county history, agriculture, military, manufacturing, German heritage, sports
Dunkirk City Public Library and Glass Museum Dunkirk Jay Central Glass website, more than 6,000 pieces from 115 factories from around the world
Earlham College Art Collection Richmond Wayne Central Art website, includes Ronald Gallery, Thorp Collection of Chinese Art in the Lilly Library, themed displays in the Landrum Bolling Center
Early Ford V-8 Museum Butler DeKalb Northern Automotive website, operated by the Early Ford V-8 Foundation, features Flathead V-8 engines, transmissions, rear axles, Ford memorabilia, service items, carburetors, tires & rims, clocks
Eleutherian College Lancaster Jefferson Southern Historic site First college in Indiana to admit students without regard to race or sex
Elkhart County Historical Museum Bristol Elkhart Northern Local history Period and local history exhibits, located in a former school building
Elwood Haynes Museum Kokomo Howard Northern Biographical Life of inventor Elwood Haynes
Emil A. Blackmore Museum of The American Legion Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Military website, part of the American Legion, military and Legion related items, art
Emanuel Hatfield Museum Owensburg Greene Southern Local history History of the Hatfield family and hunter Emmanuel Hatfield[3]
Ernie Pyle World War II Museum Dana Vermillion Central Biographical website, home of reporter Ernie Pyle, formerly the Ernie Pyle State Historic Site
Eugene V. Debs Home Terre Haute Vigo Central Historic house Home of union leader Eugene V. Debs
Evansville African American Museum Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest African American website
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest Multiple Art, history, science
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art Native American art, Western American paintings and sculpture
Fairmount Historical Museum Fairmount Grant Central Local history website, features James Dean exhibits
Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center Clarksville Clark Southern Natural history
Farmer House Museum Bloomington Monroe Southern Historic house website, early to mid 20th-century period house
Fayette County Historical Museum Connersville Fayette Central Local history Operated by Historic Connersville[4]
Forks of the Wabash Huntington Huntington Northern Open air 1840s Native American, pioneer and settler life
Fort Ouiatenon West Lafayette Tippecanoe Central Living Replica 18th-century early French trading post blockhouse, open on weekends in summer for living history demonstrations
Fort Vallonia Museum Vallonia Jackson Southern Local history website
Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum Fort Wayne Allen Northern Firefighting
Fort Wayne Museum of Art Fort Wayne Allen Northern Art Contemporary art
Fountain County War Museum Veedersburg Fountain Central Military Located in a former depot[5][6]
Freeman Field Army Airfield Museum Seymour Jackson Southern Military website, history of Freeman Army Airfield in World War II
Freedom Heritage Museum Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest Military website, planned museum about WWII military and home front history
Fulton County Museum Rochester Fulton Northern Multiple website, operated by the Fulton County Historical Society, includes local history museum, the Round Barn Museum with agriculture tools, equipment and machinery, 1900-1925 period village
Gaar Mansion Richmond Wayne Central Historic house Late 19th century Second Empire-style mansion
Gallery 924 Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art website, operated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis
Galleries at Peeler Greencastle Putnam Central Art website, part of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University
Garfield Park Arts Center Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art Includes exhibitions of local and regional art
Garrett Museum of Art Garrett DeKalb Northern Art website, local art
Garrett Historical Railroad Museum Garrett DeKalb Northern Railroad Located in a historic depot, includes a mail and baggage car, watchman’s shanty and a C&O caboose[7][8]
Gary Historical & Cultural Society Gary Lake Northwest Local history website
Gas City Museum Gas City Grant Central Local history website, operated by the Gas City Historical Society
General Lew Wallace Study Crawfordsville Montgomery Central Biographical Home of author Lew Wallace
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Rome City Noble Northern Biographical Home of author Gene Stratton-Porter
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Vincennes Knox Southwest History Site of important campaign during the American Revolution
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology Bloomington Monroe Southern Archaeology website, local artifacts of prehistoric Native American cultures
Great Lakes Museum of Military History Michigan City LaPorte Northwest Military website
Greentown Glass Museum Greentown Howard Central Glass website, glass items produced by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company
Greentown History Center Greentown Howard Central Local history website, history and culture of eastern Howard County, operated by the Greentown Historical Society
Griffith Historical Park & Museum Griffith Lake Northwest Railroad website, operated by the Griffith Historical Society, depot museum, railroad cars, structures
Grissom Air Museum Peru Miami Northern Aviation
Grouseland Vincennes Knox Southwest Historic house Home of William Henry Harrison when he was governor of Indiana
Grover Museum Shelbyville Shelby Southeast Local history website, operated by the Shelby County Historical Society
Gruenewald House Anderson Madison Central Historic house Turn of the century Victorian period home
Hagerstown Museum & Arts Place Hagerstown Wayne Central Local history website
Hallmark Ornament Museum Warsaw Kosciusko Northern Commodity website, part of the Party Shop, complete collection of Hallmark Cards ornaments since 1973; also known as the Prudencio/Hamrick Hallmark Ornament Museum
Hamilton County Museum of History Noblesville Hamilton Indianapolis metro Historic house website, Victorian=period former sheriff's residence and jail, operated by the Hamilton County Historical Society[9][10]
Hancock County Historical Society Greenfield Hancock Indianapolis metro Local history website, operates the Chapel in the Park Museum and the Old Log Jail Museum
Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum Mishawaka St. Joseph Northern Children's website
Hayden Historical Museum Hayden Jennings Southern Local history website
Hayes Arboretum Richmond Wayne Central Natural history 466 acres, includes nature center and museum with exhibits about founder Stanley Hayes and railroad track items produced by the Hayes Track Appliance Company
Healthworks Kids Museum South Bend St. Joseph Northern Children's website, affiliated with the Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Henager Memories and Nostalgia Museum Buckskin Gibson Southwest Commodity website, American and pop culture nostalgia collectibles including Western movie stars, American music, Smokey Bear, automobiles, Hollywood, Abraham Lincoln, Santa Claus
Hendricks County Historical Museum Danville Hendricks Indianapolis metro Local history website
Heritage House Museum Walkerton St. Joseph Northern Local history website, operated by the Walkerton Area Historical Society
Henry County Historical Society Museum New Castle Henry Central Local history Victorian period rooms in the Gen. William Grose House[11]
Herron Galleries Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art website, part of Herron School of Art and Design, includes Eleanor Prest Reese, Robert B. Berkshire and Dorit & Gerald Paul Galleries, Basile Gallery, and Marsh Gallery in Eskenazi Hall, Eskenazi Fine Arts Center gallery
Hesston Steam Museum La Porte LaPorte Northwest Railroad Collections of railroad and steam equipment
Hillforest Aurora Dearborn Southern Historic house Victorian period mansion
Historic New Harmony New Harmony Posey Southern Open air Site of two utopian communities, includes several historic houses and museums, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art[12]
The History Center Fort Wayne Allen Northern Local history Operated by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society
The History Museum South Bend St. Joseph Northern Local history website, heritage of the St. Joseph River Valley region, includes exhibits of local history, history of the University of Notre Dame, the Copshaholm mansion, a 1930s period Polish immigrant family worker's home, and the Kidsfirst Children’s Museum
Hoosier Air Museum Auburn DeKalb Northern Aviation website, historic aircraft, radial, in-line, and jet engines, aviation memorabilia, models and photographs
Hoosier Gym Knightstown Henry Central Sports Famous for being the central location for the 1986 basketball movie Hoosiers
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum North Judson Starke Northern Railroad
Hoosier Salon Carmel Hamilton Indianapolis metro Art Art gallery of Indiana artists
Hoosier Salon New Harmony Posey Southern Art Art gallery of Indiana artists
Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum Shipshewana LaGrange Northern Automotive website, features collections of Hudson, Essex, and Terraplane cars and other classic cars
Howard County Historical Society Museum Kokomo Howard Central Local history Located in the Seiberling Mansion in the Old Silk Stocking Neighborhood
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art website, part of Butler University, performing arts center with an art gallery
Howard Steamboat Museum Jeffersonville Clark Southern Maritime Steamboat and local history
Huddleston Farmhouse Mount Auburn Wayne Central Historic house 1841 inn and farmhouse
Huntingburg Museum Huntingburg Dubois Southern Local history website
Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame Jasper Dubois Southwest Sports website, located on the campus of Vincennes University
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame New Castle Henry Central Hall of fame
Indiana Football Hall of Fame Richmond Wayne Central Hall of fame
Indiana Experience Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro History Operated by the Indiana Historical Society at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Indiana Medical History Museum Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Medical Focus is beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine
Indiana Military Museum Vincennes Knox Southwest Military website, America’s military history from the American Revolution to the present day
Indiana Railway Museum French Lick Orange Southern Railroad Heritage railroad and museum
Indiana State Museum Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Multiple Exhibits on the science, art, culture, and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day.
Indiana State Police Museum Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Law enforcement website, museum dedicated to the Indiana State Police
Indiana Transportation Museum Noblesville Hamilton Indianapolis metro Railroad Heritage railroad and museum
Indiana University Art Museum Bloomington Monroe Southern Art Features collection of ancient jewelry and paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock
Indiana University East Art Gallery Richmond Wayne Central Art website, located in Whitewater Hall
Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery Kokomo Howard Central Art website
Indiana War Memorial Military Museum Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Military Shrine Room and Military Museum, open Wednesday - Sunday 0900-1700, free admission
Indianapolis Art Center Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art
Indianapolis Artsgarden Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art Art park and performance venue, operated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Firefighters Museum Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Firefighting website, antique fire wagons[13]
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Automotive
Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art Collections include Neo-Impressionist paintings; Japanese paintings of the Edo period; Chinese ceramics and bronzes; paintings, sculptures, and prints by Paul Gauguin and the Pont-Aven School; a large number of works by J. M. W. Turner; contemporary art; textiles and fashion arts; modern design
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art Also known as iMOCA, contemporary art
International Circus Hall of Fame Peru Miami Northern Circus Hall of fame and museum about circuses and important circus figures
Indiana Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame and Museum Terre Haute Vigo Southern Sports website, located in the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Center
Jackson County History Center Brownstown Jackson Southern Local history [14][15]
Jackson County Visitor's Center Exhibit Freetown Jackson Southern Local history Located in the Southern Indiana Railroad Freighthouse
James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum Greenfield Hancock Indianapolis metro Historic house Mid-19th-century period birthplace home of poet James Whitcomb Riley
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Historic house Home of poet James Whitcomb Riley
Jasonville History Museum Jasonville Greene Southern Local history [16]
Jasper Arts Center Jasper Dubois Southwest Art website, Krempp Gallery features changing exhibits of regional artists and groups
Jeeninga Museum of Bible & Near Eastern Studies Anderson Madison Central Archaeology website, part of Anderson University, context and history of the Ancient Near East as it relates to the Bible
Jefferson County Heritage Center Madison Jefferson Southern Local history website, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society, includes exhibits on pioneers, transportation, Victorian life, Civil War
John Hay Center Salem Washington Southern Multiple Includes Stevens Memorial Museum of local history, Depot Railroad Museum, birthplace of John Milton Hay, and a pioneer village
Jennings County Historical Society Museum Vernon Jennings Southern Local history website
Johnson County Museum of History Franklin Johnson Indianapolis metro Local history Operated by the Johnson County Historical Society, former Masonic Temple containing local history displays and a genealogy library
Jonesboro Historical Museum Jonesboro Grant Central Local history [17]
Joseph Moore Museum Richmond Wayne Central Natural history website, part of Earlham College, natural and cultural history of Richmond, Indiana and the world including birds, mammals, rocks, insects, fossils, live reptiles
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Fort Wayne Allen Northern History Exhibits from its collection of manuscripts and documents, housed in the old Church of Christ Scientist building
Kidscommons Columbus Bartholomew Southern Children's website
Knightstown Historic Museum Knightstown Henry Central Local history website
Kokomo Automotive Museum Kokomo Howard Central Automotive website, cars, gas station, diner, automotive history, located at the Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Event & Conference Center
Kosciusko County Jail Museum Warsaw Kosciusko Northern Prison Operated by the Kosciusko County Historical Society, former prison and sheriff's house, local history displays
Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Auburn DeKalb Northern Transportation website, includes classic, racing and Carl Casper custom cars, carriages including several British Royal carriages, International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame Exhibit, the Northeastern Racing Gallery and more[18]
Lake County Historical Museum Crown Point Lake Northwest Local history website, located in the Lake County Courthouse
Lake of the Red Cedars Museum Cedar Lake Lake Northwest Local history website, operated by the Cedar Lake Historical Association
Lane Place Crawfordsville Montgomery Central Historic house Operated by the Montgomery County Historical Society
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site Madison Jefferson Southern Historic house 1840s mansion
LaPorte County Historical Society Museum LaPorte LaPorte Northwest Local history website, includes pioneer items, period display rooms
Lawrence County Museum of History Bedford Lawrence Southern Local history website
Levi Coffin House Fountain City Wayne Central Historic house Station on the Underground Railroad
Lieber Log Cabin Marshall Parke Central Historic house Located in Turkey Run State Park, commemorates Richard Lieber, first director of the Indiana State Parks system
Life on the Ohio River History Museum Vevay Switzerland Southern Maritime website, operated by the Switzerland County Historical Society, transportation on the Ohio River including flatboats, steamboats, showboats, keelboats
Ligonier Historical Museum Ligonier Noble Northern Local history
Limberlost State Historic Site Geneva Adams Southern Historic house 1895 log home of author Gene Stratton Porter
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Lincoln City Spencer Southern Biographical Includes visitor center with museum about Lincoln and the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, an 1820 pioneer homestead
Lincoln Pioneer Village Rockport Spencer Southwest Open air Features log cabins, public buildings, schools, and churches as they stood in Lincoln’s days in Spencer County
Lincoln State Park Lincoln City Spencer Southern Historic house Includes visitor center with museum about Lincoln and the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, an 1820 pioneer homestead
Linden Depot Museum Linden Montgomery Central Railroad Operated by the Linden-Madison Township Historical Society
Lindley House Paoli Orange Southern Historic house 1850-1869 period house, operated by the Orange County Historical Society
Lubeznik Center for the Arts Michigan City LaPorte Northwest Art website
Luckey Hospital Museum Wolf Lake Noble Northern Medical website, rural hospital displays from the 1930s to 1950s
Lusk Home and Mill Site Marshall Parke Central Historic house Located in Turkey Run State Park, early pioneer home and grist mill
Madison County History Center Anderson Madison Central Local history website, operated by the Madison County Historical Society
Madison Railroad Station Museum Madison Jefferson Southern Railroad website, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
Mansfield Roller Mill Mansfield Parke Central Mill Early 19th-century grist mill
Marion City Museum Marion Grant Central Local history website, part of the Marion Public Library
Marshall County Historical Museum Plymouth Marshall Northern Local history website, operated Marshall County Historical Society
Martin County Historical Museum Shoals Martin Southern Local history Operated by the Martin County Historical Society
Mathers Museum of World Cultures Bloomington Monroe Southern Cultural website, part of Indiana University, ethnology, ethnography, cultural history
McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest Art website, part of University of Southern Indiana
Menno-Hof Shipshewana LaGrange Northern Religious website, faith and life of Amish and Mennonites
Merrillville History Museum Merrillville Lake Northwest Local history website, operated by the Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Society
Miami County Museum Peru Miami Northern Local history website, operated by the Miami County Historical Society, includes Cole Porter exhibit
Mid-America Windmill Museum Kendallville Noble Northern Science website, story of wind power from its origination through the American windmill to the present day
Middlebury Community Museum Middlebury Elkhart Northern Local history website
Middletown Historical Society Museum Middletown Henry Central Local history [11]
Midtown Museum of Native Cultures Waynetown Montgomery Central Native American Private collection of Native American artifacts
Midwest Museum of American Art Elkhart Elkhart Northern Art Focuses on 19th- and 20th-century American Art, with original paintings by Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell
Milan '54 Hoosiers Museum Milan Ripley Southern Sports website, history of the 1954 Milan High School basketball team
Military Honor Park and Museum South Bend St. Joseph Northern Military website
Miller House and Garden Columbus Bartholomew Southern Historic house Mid-Century modern home designed by Eero Saarinen
Minnetrista Muncie Delaware Central Multiple Includes a museum with exhibits of nature, local history and art, a historic home, and many themed gardens and outdoor sculptures
Model T Museum Centerville Wayne Central Automotive website, operated by the Model T Ford Club of America
Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center Gallery Upland Grant Central Art website, part of Taylor University
Monon Connection Museum Monon White Central Railroad website
Monon Depot Museum Carmel Hamilton Indianapolis metro Railroad website, operated by the Carmel Clay Historical Society, includes local history and railroad exhibits
Monroe County History Center Bloomington Monroe Southern Local history website, operated by the Monroe County Historical Society
Moore-Youse Home Museum Muncie Delaware Central Historic house Operated by the Delaware County Historical Society
Moreau Art Galleries Notre Dame St. Joseph Northern Art website, part of the Moreau Center for the Arts at Saint Mary's College, up to nine exhibitions by professional, contemporary artists rotate in the three different exhibition spaces
Moses Fowler House Lafayette Tippecanoe Central Historic house
Muncie Children's Museum Muncie Delaware Central Children's website
Munster History Museum Munster Lake Northwest Historic house website, operated by the Munster Historical Society in the Kaske House
Murphy Art Center Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art Includes five galleries
Musee de Venoge Vevay Switzerland Southern Historic house website, early 19th-century French Colonial house
Museum of Culver & Lake Maxinkuckee History Culver Marshall North Central Local history website operated by the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver
Museum of Miniature Houses Carmel Hamilton Indianapolis metro Toy website, dollhouses and miniatures
Museum of Overbeck Art Pottery Cambridge City Wayne Central Art website, pottery created by the Overbeck Sisters, located in the town library
Museum of 20th Century Warfare Lawrence Marion Indianapolis metro Military Located at Fort Harrison State Park, exhibits about the fort and technology, artifacts, uniforms and soldiers of the 20th Century
Museum of the Soldier Portland Jay Central Military website
National Art Museum of Sport Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art Sport art, currently closed to the public
National Auto and Truck Museum Auburn DeKalb Northern Automotive website, emphasis on post World War II cars and trucks
National Military History Center Auburn DeKalb Northern Military website, includes Revolutionary War through Vietnam, with a main focus on WWII
National Model Aviation Museum Muncie Delaware Central Aviation website, model aircraft and aeromodeling, operated by the Academy of Model Aeronautics
National New York Central Railroad Museum Elkhart Elkhart Northern Railroad History and equipment of the New York Central Railroad
National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Friendship Ripley Southern Sports Sport of muzzle loading
NCAA Hall of Champions Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Sports Trials and triumphs of the student-athlete
Oak Grove Heritage House Oxford, Benton Northern Local history Located in a former Presbyterian church
Ohio County Historical Museum Rising Sun Ohio Southern Local history website, housed in a 19th-century plow factory, focus is 19th and early 20th-century life and events, operated by the Ohio County Historical Society
Old Jail Museum Albion Noble Northern Local history Operated by the Noble County Historical Society in the former sheriff's house and county jail
Old Cathedral Library & Museum Vincennes Knox Southwest Religious Oldest library in the state of Indiana, display of historic and church artifacts
Old French House & Indian Museum Vincennes Knox Southwest Historic house 1809-period French Creole house[19]
Old Hotel Museum & Railroad Learning Center Union City Randolph Central Local history Also area railroad artifacts[20]
Old Lighthouse Museum Michigan City LaPorte Northwest Maritime Operated by the Michigan City Historical Society, only lighthouse in Indiana
Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Historic house 1930s-period mansion, located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Osgood Historical Museum Osgood Ripley Southern Local history [21]
Orange County Museum Paoli Orange Southern Local history website, operated by the Orange County Historical Society
Owen County Heritage & Culture Center Spencer Owen Central Local history website
Padgett Museum New Albany Floyd Southern Local history Operated by the Floyd County Historical Society[22]
Paul Dresser Birthplace Terre Haute Vigo Southern Biographical Home of composer Paul Dresser, operated seasonally by the Vigo County Historical Society
Pendleton Historical Museum Pendleton Madison Indianapolis metro Local history Located in Falls Park[23][24][25]
Pershing Township Museum Freetown Jackson Southern Local history [14]
Perry County Museum Cannelton Perry Southern Local history website, located at the old Perry County Courthouse
Piper Flight Museum Salem Washington Southern Aviation website, located at the Salem Municipal Airport, features three vintage Piper air craft, a flight simulator, exhibits on Piper Aircraft
Porter County Museum of History Valparaiso Porter Northwest Local history Formerly the Old Jail Museum
Pound Store Museum Oswego Kosciusko Northern Local history website, operated by the Kosciusko County Historical Society
Prill School Museum Henry Township Fulton Northern School Late 19th-century one-room schoolhouse
Prophetstown State Park Battle Ground Tippecanoe Central Living 1920s living farmstead and Native American village buildings
Purdue University Galleries West Lafayette Tippecanoe Central Art website, includes Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries in Yue-Kong Pao Hall, Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center, Fountain Gallery in the Perrin building
Putnam County Museum Greencastle Putnam Central Local history website
Quilters Hall of Fame Fairmount Grant Central Textile Located in the Marie Webster House, exhibits of quilts
Randolph County Historical Museum Winchester Randolph Central Local history website, operated by the Randolph County Historical Society
Reitz Home Museum Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest Historic house Victorian house museum
Red Skelton Museum Vincennes Knox Southwest Biographical website, life of comedian Red Skelton
Rhythm! Discovery Center Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Music website, frums and percussive instruments from around the world, operated by the Percussive Arts Society
Richmond Art Museum Richmond Wayne Central Art Collections include American Impressionists, Taos School, the Hoosier Group, the Richmond School and other regional artists and ceramics
Rickenbaugh House St. Croix Perry Southern Historic house Located in Hoosier National Forest, mid 19th-century house
Ridgeville-Kitselman Museum Ridgeville Randolph Central Local history Located in the Ridgeville Library[26]
Riley Birthplace and Museum Greenfield Hancock Indianapolis metro Historic house Boyhood home of poet James Whitcomb Riley
Ripley County Museum Versailles Ripley Southern Local history website, operated by the Ripley County Historical Society
Ropkey Armor Museum Crawfordsville Montgomery Central Military Military vehicles, weapons, memorabilia
Rotary Jail Museum and Tannenbaum Cultural Center Crawfordsville Montgomery Central Jail website, rotary-design jail, also local history exhibits
Rush County Historical Society Museum Rushville Rush Central Local history website
Ruthmere Elkhart Elkhart Northern Art Beaux Arts mansion with collection of fine and decorative arts, classic automobiles
RV/MH Hall of Fame Elkhart Elkhart Northern Transportation History, technology and pioneers in the development of recreational vehicles and motor homes
Samara House West Lafayette Tippecanoe Central Historic house 1950s house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Santa Claus Museum & Village Santa Claus Spencer Southern Local history website, town history, tourism, history of Santa Claus Land, letters to Santa, President Abraham Lincoln and his childhood in southern Indiana, antique toys and dolls, Coca-Cola memorabilia
Schimpff's Confectionery Jeffersonville Clark Southern Food Historic candy store and museum
Schofield House Madison Jefferson Southern Historic house 1817 house where in 1818, the Grand Lodge of Indiana, the organization of Freemasons in Indiana, was founded
Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum Madison Jefferson Southern Industry website, operated by Historic Madison, factory that made wooden frames for saddle makers
Science Central Fort Wayne Allen Northern Science website
Scott County Heritage Center and Museum Scottsburg Scott Southern Local history Victorian house museum
Scribner House New Albany Floyd Southern Historic house Open twice a year
Sheridan Historical Society Museum Sheridan Hamilton Indianapolis metro Local history website
Shipshewana Area Historical Society Museum]] Shipshewana LaGrange Northern Local history [[27]
Shirley Historical Society Museum Shirley Henry Central Local history Located in the former depot[11]
Shrewsbury-Windle House Madison Jefferson Southern Historic house Open by appointment with Historic Madison, 1840s house
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Vigo Central Religious Exhibits about Saint Théodore Guérin and the ministries of the Sisters of Providence
Skinner Farm Village Perrysville Vermillion Central Open air website, log cabins, buildings, round barn and artifacts which represent over 150 years of local Indiana history
Snite Museum of Art Notre Dame St. Joseph Northern Art Part of University of Notre Dame, world cultures and periods with a focus on Western art history, known for its Italian Renaissance paintings and Mesoamerican galleries
South Bend Museum of Art South Bend St. Joseph Northern Art Collection includes historical Indiana artists and significant contemporary regional artists
Southern Indiana Center for the Arts Seymour Jackson Southern Art website, includes art gallery exhibits and the Conner Museum of Antique Printing, which features a working print shop of period presses of the 1800s
Spring Mill State Park Mitchell Lawrence Southern Open air Includes pioneer village with a historic grist mill, blacksmith shop, tavern, and distillery, and a memorial to astronaut Gus Grissom
Starke County Historical Society Museum Knox Starke Northern Local history [28]
Stockdale Mill Roann Wabash Northern Mill website, water-powered flour mill and dam
Stone's Tavern Sparta Township Noble Northern Historic site website, 19th-century tavern, operated by the Stone's Trace Historical Society
Studebaker National Museum South Bend St. Joseph Northern Automotive
Sullivan County History Museum Sullivan Sullivan Central Local history Operated by the Sullivan County Historical Society[29]
Sullivan House Madison Jefferson Southern Historic house website, operated by Historic Madison, 1818 home of Judge Jeremiah Sullivan
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center Zionsville Boone Central Multiple website, local history and art
Sunman Historical Museum Sunman Ripley Southern Local history [30]
Swiss Heritage Village & Museum Berne Adams Southern Open air website
Switzerland County Agriculture Museum Center Vevay Switzerland Southern Agriculture website, operated by the Switzerland County Historical Society in the 19th-century Thiebaud Farmstead
Switzerland County History Museum Vevay Switzerland Southern Local history website, operated by the Switzerland County Historical Society
Swope Art Museum Terre Haute Vigo Southern Art Features American art with special emphasis on painting and sculpture of the twentieth century and on Wabash Valley artists
Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum Syracuse Kosciusko Northern Local history website
Task Force Tips Fire Museum Valparaiso Porter Northwest Firefighting Includes historic firefighting vehicles, equipment and uniforms
T.C. Steele State Historic Site Nashville Brown Southern Biographical Home of artist T. C. Steele
Terre Haute Children's Museum Terre Haute Vigo Southern Children's website
Terre Haute Fire-Police Museum Terre Haute Vigo Southern Firefighting website, historic fire-fighting and police equipment, housed in a historic fire station
Thorntown Heritage Museum Thorntown Boone Indianapolis metro Local history website, operated by the Sugar Creek Historical Society and owned by the Thorntown Public Library
Time Was Museum Elkhart Elkhart Northern Local history Elkhart's community life, open by appointment[31]
Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum Battle Ground Tippecanoe Central Military Operated by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association in the 16-acre Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, history and events of the Battle of Tippecanoe, a nature center and artifacts of European and Native American cultures
Tipton County Heritage Center Tipton Tipton Central Local history website, operated by the Tipton County Historical Society
Trumps' Texaco Museum Knightstown Henry Central Autombile Open by appointment, Texaco memorabilia[11]
Union County Depot Museum Liberty Union Central Local history [32]
United States Vice Presidential Museum Huntington Huntington Northern History History of all the Vice Presidents
University Art Gallery Terre Haute Vigo Southern Art website, part of Indiana State University
University of Indianapolis Art Gallery Indianapolis Marion Indianapolis metro Art website, located in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, hosts six to seven exhibitions annually
USS LST Ship Memorial Evansville Vanderburgh Southwest Maritime Museum landing ship
Vera's Little Red Dollhouse Museum Middletown Henry Central Doll Open by appointment[11]
Vigo County Historical Society Museum Terre Haute Vigo Southern Local history website, period rooms, local history displays, Coca-Cola artifacts
Vincennes State Historic Sites Vincennes Knox Southwest Open air website, includes the Indiana Territorial Capitol, Jefferson Academy, Elihu Stout Print Shop, Old State Bank
Vintage Fire Museum Jeffersonville Clark Southern Firefighting website, restored fire engines (hand pumpers, chemical engines, horse-drawn steamers, early motorized engines) and other equipment dating back to 1756
Wabash County Historical Museum Wabash Wabash Northern Local history website
Wabash Valley Railroader's Museum Terre Haute Vigo Southern Railroad website, operated by the Haley Tower Historical & Technical Society
Wakarusa Historical Society Wakarusa Elkhart Northern Open air website, local history displays in seven buildings, includes the Birds Eye View Museum of Miniatures
Warrrick County Museum Boonville Warrick Southwest Local history website
Wayne County Historical Museum Richmond Wayne Central Open air website, complex includes period clothing, furniture, portraits, dolls, two log cabins, a Conestoga wagon, blacksmith shop, print shop, bakery, loom house, automobiles, steam powered tractors, locally-made artifacts, Native American and Civil War artifacts, and a mummy
Westchester Township History Museum Chesterton Porter Northwest Local history Located in the 1885 George Brown Mansion
Westfield-Washington Historical Museum Westfield Hamilton Indianapolis metro Local history website, operated by the Westfield-Washington Historical Society
White County Historical Museum Monticello White Central Local history website, operated by the White County Historical Society
Whitewater Canal State Historic Site Metamora Franklin Indianapolis metro Transportation website, preserved 14-mile section of the Whitewater Canal, features a horse-drawn canal boat and Metamora Grist Mill
Whitley County Historical Museum Columbia City Whitley Northern Local history website, operated by the Whitley Historical Society, located in the home of Thomas R. Marshall, Indiana Governor and 28th Vice President of the United States
Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum Millville Henry Central Biographical website, birthplace of aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright
Winona History Center Winona Lake Kosciusko Northern Local history website, located in the historic Westminster Hotel, now on the campus of Grace College, formerly the Reneker Museum of Winona History
WonderLab Bloomington Monroe Southern Science Topics include nature
World of Motorcycles Museum Winamac Starke Northern Transportation website, part of Kersting's Cycle Center, over 100 motorcycles from around the world
Wylie House Bloomington Monroe Southern Historic house Operated by Indiana University, recreated as the Wylie home prior to 1860
Yellow Trail Museum Hope Bartholomew Southern Local history website, period displays include soda fountain, grocery store, doctor's office, barber shop
Zaharakos Columbus Bartholomew Southern Commodity website, mechanical music instrument and soda fountain museum

Defunct museums[edit]

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Resources[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "DeKalb County History Museum". DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Emanuel Hatfield Museum". Visit Greene County. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Official site". Historic Connersville. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fountain County War Museum". Museums USA. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mementos fill Fountain County War Museum". Commercial-News. January 29, 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
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  12. ^ "Official site". New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
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  19. ^ "Old French House & Indian Museum". Vincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  20. ^ "Old Hotel Museum & Railroad Learning Center". Randolph County CVB. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
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  22. ^ "Padgett Museum flyer" (PDF). Floyd County, Indiana. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  23. ^ "Facebook site". Pendleton Historical Museum. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
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  25. ^ "Resources". Historic Fall Creek, Pendleton Settlement, Inc. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
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  32. ^ "Attractions". Union County Development Corporation. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
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  39. ^ http://www.generalaviationnews.com/2010/10/10/indiana-aviation-museum-to-close/ Indiana Aviation Museum to close, General Aviation News, October 10, 2010
  40. ^ http://our.tentativetimes.net/oldradios/ The former Indiana Historic Radio Museum in Ligonier Indiana, photos and description, accessed 10/14/2012
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  42. ^ http://thenewsdispatch.com/articles/2011/07/27/news/local/doc4e2f767cdab7b183667563.txt "Rag Tops chairman says museum is gone for good", thenewsdispatch.com, July 27, 2011
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