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Indiana Medical History Museum

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3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4943
+1 317-635-7329
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I want to give it a five but it was too short.

I think the museum and material are great. The limiting factor is the time you are allowed. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William B
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Morganfield, Kentucky
Incredible collection

We have a medical background in the family and this sparked our initial interest. This building is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
n4it8we
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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 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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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tours start” (5 reviews)
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3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4943
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+1 317-635-7329
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"mental health"
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"tours start"
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"medicinal garden"
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"tour lasted about an hour"
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"guided tour"
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"every hour on the hour"
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"original equipment"
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"research facility"
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"ask questions"
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"state of the art"
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"step back in time"
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"well worth the visit"
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"worth a stop"
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"great tour"
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"brains"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank William B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank n4it8we
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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.

1  Thank Theresa V
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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

2  Thank Mikey A
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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

1  Thank Emily A
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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

2  Thank Michelle H
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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

1  Thank mj3840
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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

1  Thank Kathryn T
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

It was so cool!!!! The guy that showed us around (Conner) was amazing!!! It was fun and educational.

1  Thank It's just A
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

This is the history of the study of mental health. Our guide Conner was fun and knowledgable. In the Late 1800's thru 1969 it was a state of the art research facility. It is so cool. It has brains in jars and medicines that were...More

1  Thank Happy730
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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.
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