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Indiana Medical History Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A hidden Gem

I decided to tour the museum because I was new to the area and it was close enough to walk to. I... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Shirley M
What an experience!

This museum is like a time capsule. I so enjoyed my visit especially coming from a medical... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
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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...more
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3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4943
+1 317-635-7329
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

I decided to tour the museum because I was new to the area and it was close enough to walk to. I am really glad I did. The tour guide we had was very informative and knew extremely a lot about the artifacts . After...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

This museum is like a time capsule. I so enjoyed my visit especially coming from a medical background to see how various aspects of the old pathology building worked in relation to those who stayed at the mental health hospital.Thank you for a wonderful tour....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

I think the museum and material are great. The limiting factor is the time you are allowed. We got about an hour and that felt rushed. Our guide was ok but we didn't even have time to look at the exhibits or read over the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank William B
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We have a medical background in the family and this sparked our initial interest. This building is off the beaten path about 15 minute or less drive from downtown. This psychiatric research facility closed its doors in the 70s and much of the original furnishings...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Very interesting little museum and great guides. Tours are every hour on the hour. No place to wait inside so if the weather is bad you will have to wait in your car. It's a little off the beaten path but worth it.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Theresa V
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I found this place to be very interesting! Admission was $5.00 for college students, which is very reasonable. The tour guide made the trip less exciting however. I wish that we could have come when a different guide was available with more...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 18mikeya
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Run,don't walk to the Medical History Museum. I took some 10 years to get there and I regret it. It was an amazing, intriguing, fascinating museum. My young nephew was mesmerized as much as I was by our competent and humorous guide and the in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Emily A
Reviewed February 12, 2018

I heard about this museum a few years back and finally got the chance to go this weekend. First of all, its back a bit off the main road, so if you are looking for it, trust the GPS, you'll get there. Second, Make sure...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank michellehH674LH
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

They building was the Pathology Lab for the old Central State Mental Hospital. The architecture an preservation of the facility are incredible. The tour lasted about an hour and, if I recall correctly, was under $10/ person. If you are interested in the medical field,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank mj3840
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I️ really enjoyed the tour of this medical museum! The cost was $10 for an adult and the tour lasted an hour. It was interesting to see specimens, furniture, bones, brains and more that were preserved from the 1890’s through the 1960’s! Well worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 404kathrynt
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I don't recall price but it may be on their website or give them a ring. Very friendly.. It was about an hour and a half tour and we had lots of questions and dialogue.