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James M. Stewart Museum

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Address: 845 Philadelphia St, 9th and Philadelphia Streets, Indiana, PA 15701-3907
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+1 800-835-4669
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

True to the actor's wishes and down-to-earth nature, this museum is low-key...

True to the actor's wishes and down-to-earth nature, this museum is low-key and friendly.

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Wonderful little museum!

This museum is just delightful, probably because it is about a delightful individual. The museum takes you through Jimmie Stewarts entire life and filmography. I had no idea he... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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839 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is just delightful, probably because it is about a delightful individual. The museum takes you through Jimmie Stewarts entire life and filmography. I had no idea he was in so many westerns. He is in the Cowboy Hall of Fame! The displays are very home townie with lots of memorabilia and great stories about Jimmie. And, on top... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cute museum in a cute town. It has quite a lot of information, not just about Stewart's life but also the history of the region and how Indiana came to be. It also does not whitewash the fact that Native Americans lived there long before Europeans arrived and how badly they were treated. There are a great... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

For us, this museum was a little disappointing. It highlights Jimmy Stewart’s life which is interesting, but the exhibits are showing their age and there’s quite a bit of reading. Also, the museum does not allow photos to be taken. Probably because of camera flash, but most cameras and cell phones don’t use flash anymore. A tad overpriced for the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We love Jimmy Stewart and it was awesome to learn that he was as fine a person as we believed. The curators truly love Jimmy and awe filled with little stories about him and his life and family. His family and ancestors were honorable, hard working and highly intelligent. His movies and his life was truly wonderful. It was a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

On that crisp fall Sunday, September 25 I spent a short amount of time at this facility. I tired of the displays and the stuffy atmosphere. I quickly exited and much enjoyed just sauntering Philadelphia Street, and the leafy campus of Indiana University. The university library is open on Sundays--it was interesting chatting with the friendly staff and students.

Thank helios5356
Wheeling, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The museum is in downtown Indiana, PA and not far (walking distance) from the college campus. There is a small admission fee and to see the entire museum for a casual fan of Jimmy Stewart takes about an hour. Original items are in limited quantity with most displays being reprints, photographs, etc. It's clear the community really loves their hometown... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A group of us attending a class reunion visited the Jimmy Stewart museum. What a treat! My personal expectation was not very great and I was pleasantly surprised by the extent of the displays, the information provided and the large number of display items. James M. Stewart is probably Indiana's more revered son, and the museum helps you to understand... More 

Thank Dale M
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Although I lived in Indiana for almost 2 years, just in the very last week of my stay in this city I decided to visit this museum. It's definitely worth to visit. It has a lot of memorabilia along with funny and interesting stories about Indiana most famous celebrity. You must rent the audio tour because without it the experience... More 

Thank Anderson B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

They don't allow cameras, but This is my favorite actor in the whole world, so I snapped a few with my phone. I won't share them out of respect for the rules. It was a cute place, lots of photos and some movie props, as well as uniforms he wore. You can see the whole place in about 2 hours... More 

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Walbridge, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great little museum that needs the support of the public. Great displays of his movies, family life, trophies, awards, friendship photos. Just a great place to visit.

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