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James Dean Gallery

425 N Main St, Fairmount, IN 46928
+1 765-948-3326
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Full of interesting things to see

Called in here, and was very surprised and impressed at how much James Dean memorabilia it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert H
Dronfield, United Kingdom
Relaxing visit for James Dean fans

Lenny provides such great information that you will find yourself wanting to stay and talk for... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Tammy R
via mobile
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The James Dean Gallery is a Museum Exhibit and Gift Shop housed in a beautifully restored 1903 Victorian Home on tree lined North Main Street in the legendary actor's hometown of Fairmount, Indiana. The extensive Museum Exhibit fills several rooms and chronicles the boyhood days growing up in Fairmount right through the Hollywood Years and the tragic car accident that claimed his life at age 24. There is also a screening room which shows rare James Dean film clips continuously.A Fun, interesting and informative Attraction for Family members of all ages!A FREE map is given to visitors showing other points of interest in Fairmount including James Dean's Gravesite and the Boyhood Home.The James Dean Gallery is Open Every Day from 9am to 6pm, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.Admission is FREE, and Donations are gratefully accepted
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425 N Main St, Fairmount, IN 46928
+1 765-948-3326
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here, and was very surprised and impressed at how much James Dean memorabilia it had. From buying souvenirs, to looking through glass cases crammed full of interesting artefacts about James B. Dean. Also a short film show, from when he did TV appearances....More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Lenny provides such great information that you will find yourself wanting to stay and talk for hours, which we did. Great small little gallery in James Dean home town that has many unique display items. Photos that I had not seen before. Another great Hoosier...More

Thank Tammy R
FairmountDeaner55, Manager at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Great! Thanks... Glad you enjoyed your visit! Lenny

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I'm from Australia and had heard about this place over the past almost 2 years on Instagram and had always wanted to visit. It's about an hour and 15 minutes out of Indiana, but once you get there, this place will blow your mind away....More

Thank Nick B
FairmountDeaner55, Owner at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

Glad you enjoyed it Nick! Hope to see you again! David

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Neat collection of James dean items, very helpful staff,w provide a map showing all James dean historical stops in the town

Thank madmax1965
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small town legend museum don't expect big time museum but fun to see while in town. The guys that own live there as well.

Thank aestep
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Single-stop place to know everything about James Dean. Great place! Located in the heart of Fairmount. I highly recommend this place

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after we visited the grave site to grab some memorabilia and was happy we did. Very nice shop lots of James Dean related items and other nostalgic things. The guy working the counter,Lenny? Was a wealth of knowledge in the area and just...More

Thank ddbii
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Not sure why this museum is first in ranking over the History Museum down the street - this museum has an incredible amount of JD worldwide items. Lots of one of a kind things from Japan and other countries. If you are looking more for...More

1  Thank Porthos7
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This gallery is a must experience for those who are James Dean fans or curious about his life. The gallery doesn't charge admission and relies upon donations and sales. The staff are all volunteers, very knowledgeable and helpful. They were quick to give you a...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect when I drove up to the Gallery, but my expectations were met in a big way! I didn't know anything about James Dean and honestly never watched a single movie. However, I bought all three and a couple other...More

Thank Steve B
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Jerilyn B
What year did you open? We were actually the first visitors to the museum and are trying to remember the year but think it was 1990. We were on our way to Nashville from Michigan and on impulse decided to make a side trip to Fairmont and saw the sign James Dean Gallery. We stopped and tried the front door but a nice elderly lady came out and told us the grand opening wasn't until 6 that evening but we could come in and look around if we wanted to. We not only had our own private tour but were the first ones to sign the guest book. We both bought shirts. I love telling that story to people.
21 August 2016|
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Response from FairmountDeaner55 | Property representative |
Hi, We first opened the back area with the side door entrance in 1988 and then opened up the front area in Sept of 1990. That story sounds familiar... thanks
Admission price
14 June 2015|
Response from FairmountDeaner55 | Property representative |
There is no admission, but there is a jug where you can make a donation on the way out if you care to...
Hi, are there any Bed and Breakfast places to stay in Fairmount, near the James dean Gallery please?
29 December 2014|
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Response from FairmountDeaner55 | Property representative |
There is a nice private guest house with 2 bedrooms that will be available.