We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Indiana Historical Society

450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
+1 317-232-1882
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Everything you'd want to know about Indiana - right at your fingertips!

If you live in Indiana you should take yourself and your family to this museum. We had a... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Bernie V
,
Indianapolis, Indiana
Love the interactive history exhibit

I went for the Christmas Tree Festival but I discovered quite a bit more my first time at the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Megan A
via mobile
Read all 134 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cole porter” (37 reviews)
“re enactors” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
Downtown Indianapolis
CONTACT
Website
+1 317-232-1882
Write a Review
Reviews (134)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you live in Indiana you should take yourself and your family to this museum. We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon leisurely going through the museum. This museum is a real jewel in Indy's downtown.

Thank Bernie V
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I went for the Christmas Tree Festival but I discovered quite a bit more my first time at the Historical Society. The festival of trees led me to interactive history exhibits in which you can walk into a picture of a another period and experience...More

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We took a group to the museum as part of a family reunion we were holding in Indianapolis. The museum was not only beautiful but so informative. We especially enjoyed the Cole Porter room. A beautiful young lady sang the songs of Cole Porter...some of...More

Thank 9Buffalolady20
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a very informative and learning experience. It offers a wide verity of music on the canal in the summer month which are free to the public. It is easy assessable and handicap is easily to get into the building. It shows how much...More

Thank Reda N
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I took my parents and my husband to this museum. All of us loved us. Who knew all this history about Indiana!

Thank MrMrsL63
Reviewed 27 April 2017

First, a disclaimer - have been a member of IHS for nine years so, in a way, am a part owner. I belong mainly because I want to support the society's publishing efforts - they have and continue to produce some fine Indiana history titles...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I recently visited for a conference and stumbled upon the Italian POW Exhibition. Engaging and very well executed. To all those involved in this exhibit, very well done!

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled into here to get out of the rain so had no idea what to expect. This place is amazing! They do a mix of standard presentations of information (though they use interactive touchscreens incredibly well) through to live scenarios from times in the...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a wonderful local museum with lots of character and interesting exhibits. They make full use of their large space and are right next to the canal. With a delicious cafe on the canal level, it's worth the trip! Has a parking lot too,...More

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The architecture and natural light throughout the building make this place a wonderfully stunning location for learning about various aspects of Indiana history. Rotating exhibits, some of them live action with actor/characters make each visit unique in at least some aspects. It's a great location...More

Thank Jan G
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Patachou
616 reviews
.51 km away
High Velocity
645 reviews
.51 km away
Osteria Pronto
488 reviews
.44 km away
Loughmiller's Pub & Eatery
216 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Victory Field
1,063 reviews
.69 km away
Central Canal
891 reviews
.07 km away
Monument Circle
630 reviews
.72 km away
The Eiteljorg Museum
711 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Indiana Historical Society staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit