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James Dean Gallery

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Such a gem!

This spot is a must see if you are in the area, or worth the drive for a day trip! An impressive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel S
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James Dean and Garfield

There was so much information about James Dean with much detail. The Garfield Trail is included in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lois B
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This spot is a must see if you are in the area, or worth the drive for a day trip! An impressive collection of memorabilia and artwork, and Lenny is an enthusiastic wealth of information.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was so much information about James Dean with much detail. The Garfield Trail is included in this museum which is very interesting and well arranged.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lois B
Reviewed November 26, 2018

If you like 50's and James Dean this is a great place - lots of James Dean memorabilia and information from the people working there. There is in the back a resale shop, by Lenny - it has all sorts of 50's and 60's items,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brian C
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Lots of memorabilia there. Some authentic pics/documents. Man at house very nice and informative about other places around town. Easy drive from Indianapolis. Worth the trip if James Dean/movie fan

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Indyob
FairmountDeaner55, Owner at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

I was so impressed by how friendly,and real the whole experience was. So thankful I finally visited.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Clint C
FairmountDeaner55, Owner at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Great! Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a trip. Great people sharing great stuff! Very well displayed and real knowledge about James Dean. Very good at guiding you to the other things you want to see while your in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sid C
FairmountDeaner55, Owner at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Walk into the life of James Dean. Great collection of his life memorabilia. Many items from the 50's to look at. Has a nice gift shop to pick up some items to remember your trip back in time. Really enjoyed our time there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 595jimmiea
FairmountDeaner55, Owner at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in because I had passed this place so many times traveling and never stopped. My kids had so much fun looking at all the memorabilia. It was cool and it was free. They even have a gift shop where you can buy James...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tangera A
FairmountDeaner55, Owner at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed July 12, 2018

I took my daughter to the gallery on the way home from Ft. Wayne weekend trip. A short jog from the interstate, it was easy to find. Once at the gallery, which is on the historic register, I was greeted by a big German Shepherd....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank josavatanhen
FairmountDeaner55, Owner at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed April 4, 2018

Just an amazing place to visit and see so many objects and memorabilia relating to the life of James Dean. Passionately run by David and Lenny it is housed in a beautiful property on Main street. Once done with all things Jimmy, you can visit...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Graeme B
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Jerilyn B
August 20, 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
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KimmyK6583
June 13, 2015|
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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...
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ValTJBD55
December 28, 2014|
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Response from FairmountDeaner55 | Property representative |
There is a nice private guest house with 2 bedrooms that will be available.
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