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Carnegie Center for Art & History

201 E Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150-3422
+1 812-944-7336
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Great way to soak up local history

The museum has plenty of local history and an excellent docent to guide you thru if you ask. Plan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
D A
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Anaheim, California
Interesting

Great way to learn about the underground railroad in New Albany and the trials and tribulations... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Contemporary art gallery, history museum and former Carnegie library featuring changing local and regional art exhibits, hand carved dioramas, an award-winning Underground Railroad exhibit, and an exhibit on Lucy Higgs Nichols, a woman who escaped slavery and served as a nurse with the 23rd Indiana Regiment during the Civil War. Free admission and tours for school, youth, and adult groups. Only 10 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5:30 pm, closed major holidays.
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201 E Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150-3422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has plenty of local history and an excellent docent to guide you thru if you ask. Plan to stay about 2 hours to get the full experience..Kids will like this museum if they are 11+

Thank D A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to learn about the underground railroad in New Albany and the trials and tribulations endured in the local area. Very well done and put together. The fact that it was free was a bonus.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a very nice museum with lots of interesting exhibits on local history. This museum currently has a great exhibit on local African American History. I highly recommend people come and check this place out if they are in Downtown New Albany.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

I went to the Carnegie Center on a weekday, and found the building to be very lovely in architectural beauty. The exhibit space was small, with three areas to explore. There was a Pulp Art: Out of the Gutter and onto the Walls display that...More

Thank Shirley H
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Worth a stop to spend 45 mins to an hour reading about the relationship between Paducah and New Albany during the underground railroad days. Did you know that New Albany used to be the biggest city in Indiana? There also is a small but interesting...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I have passed this place many times without stopping. Little did I know that they had a great exhibit on the Underground Railroad and area history at the time of the Civil War. This was quite informative plus there is a video that you watch...More

1  Thank jgbtravels
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We hadn't really planned to stop by on our visit to New Albany but we are glad we did. We are history buffs and loved both the Underground Railroad and Lucy Nichols exhibits. Great historical information was provided in both. We only wish that we...More

1  Thank 1890girl
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

The Carnegie Center offers many opportunities to enrich your knowledge and appreciation for art and history. The history focuses on local surroundings. First remember that it is free. The Underground Railroad Exhibit is very informational for all ages. Check their website for offerings that change...More

1  Thank Phyllis W
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

I can only really comment on the underground railroad exhibit because that was all we had time to see. We enjoyed it very much. I wish they had structured the movie so it didn't take quite so long to view it but that's really my...More

1  Thank Marcella T
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Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Carnegie Center for Art & History, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thank you for your positive review, Marcella! We apologize that it has taken us this long to respond; we will be trying to respond to future TripAdvisor reviews on a more regular basis. Yes, our Public Relations Associate, Delesha Thomas (at the front desk) is...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2015

We visited the Carnegie Center with friends and were pleasantly surprised by the wonders awaiting us inside the boutique museum! The 1904 building has been lovingly restored, and the galleries are inviting and lead the visitor through exhibits that have been thoughtfully curated. The temporary...More

1  Thank Galeda
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Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Carnegie Center for Art & History, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2015

Thank you for your very positive review! I apologize that it has taken us this long to respond; we will be trying to respond to future TripAdvisor reviews on a more regular basis. We have never been called a "boutique museum" before - and we...More

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