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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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A break from acting.

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

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Clint C
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Driving the 55 to James Dean's gallery

Well worth a trip. Great people sharing great stuff! Very well displayed and real knowledge about... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Sid C
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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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425 N Main St, Fairmount, IN 46928-1633
+1 765-948-3326
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Clint C
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.

Thank Sid C
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.

Thank 595jimmiea
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

Thank Tangera A
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

Thank josavatanhen
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

Thank Graeme B
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

The staff was wonderful. Very helpful with the finding of the landmarks with their map. Displays are great. I was expecting slightly more of James Dean articles such as real “The Rebel Jacket” , glasses, clothing. For what they did have, it was interesting and...More

Thank Norman M
Reviewed October 14, 2017

It is about 5 miles off I-69 in the town of Fairmount, IN. Nice, small, little town. The James Dean Gallery is in the middle of town. Very easy to find. Not much parking but the Gallery is Free Admission. Nice gentleman greeted us and...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

If you are a James Dean fan, you'll definitely want to check this out. They have lots of memorabilia and it's very interesting!

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Learning about the museum on Crusing Indiana. Very nice small museum with a lot of James Dean memorabilia. They provide a map of other spots in Fairmont associated with his life.

Thank Ed S
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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
June 13, 2015|
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...
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.