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Indiana Medical History Museum

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Address: 3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone Number: 317 635 7329
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Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern...
The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.The museum is open to the public Thurs-Sat from 10am to 4pm. Tours take place every half hour, with the last tour beginning at 3pm. Groups of 10 or more may be scheduled in advance for Wednesday or for regular operating hours.Admission: Adults $5, University Students $3, Children under 18 $1. The museum is unable to accept credit cards.
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Fascinating information! Good museum for older children and adults though younger kids might be bored. They offer a Scout badge program for those interested in that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Fascinating information! Good museum for older children and adults though younger kids might be bored. They offer a Scout badge program for those interested in that.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is well worth visiting. Tours include lecture halls, exam rooms, laboratories, places where research took place, etc. Surprisingly lots to see and learn about in a lush Victorian setting. Well worth seeing.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you love history, this is the perfect place for you. This place dates back to the 1800's. The tour is on the hour, reasonably priced, and well worth your time.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Indiana Medical History Museum sits on the grounds of the old Central State Insane Asylum. It houses samples of oddities that belonged to former patients; brains, bones, hearts, lungs. It's extremely informative, somewhat gruesome, and just a bit sad. This museum also houses original documentation from the Asylum, such as patient logs. A great place that not a lot... More 

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Oswego, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wonderful tour. This place is a step back in time. Things are well preserved and I would recomend a visit to any medical professional. Learned a lot from medical care from 1900-1940 era. Would suggest no young children since you cannot touch everything. 12 and over would be best.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The museum is in desperate need of fundraising in order to keep the doors open. It is an excellent resource in our community that deserves to be saved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good reminder of Hoosier participation in the Eugenics movement. Please add more regarding mental health and developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was a fun and interesting museum. What it lacked in depth it made up for in authenticity as an example of public health facilities of the early 20th Century. 45 minute tours begin on the hour, so it's a 1 hour stop. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have visited here a couple of times and always learn or seeing something new. This museum gives a great history of pathology, psychiatry and general medical history form the late 1800's through the 1960's. Located on the old campus of the Central State Insane Asylum, so there is a lot of history there for treatment of the mentally ill.... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had been wanting to go for a long time and finally had free time. It's a bit out of the way on the former State Hospital campus; most of the buildings have been demolished. Because it is on the site of the former mental institution, it covers a lot of psychiatry/neurology. But it is a great overview of what... More 

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Additional Information about Indiana Medical History Museum

Address: 3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone Number: 317 635 7329
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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