We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santa Claus Museum

69 N State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6363
+1 812-544-2434
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Christmas in July!

This was a great stop with a lot of history to review of the town. The history of Santa & Holiday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PresidentsTraveler
,
Southeast U.S.
via mobile
Neat to see

We stopped by since it was recommended to us. It was neat to see all of the items they have. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MeagS2012
,
Saint Louis, Missouri
via mobile
Read all 93 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Santa Claus Museum & Village is open for the season! Sunday-Thursday 8-4 and Friday-Saturday 8-5 (CT) The story of Santa Claus, Indiana, comes alive at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Explore the town's famous history in the Santa Claus Museum and pick up the perfect souvenir in the gift shop. Visit the beautiful, 1880 Santa Claus Church and the giant Santa Claus Statue, built in 1935 and standing 22-feet-tall. Spend some time in the Original Santa Claus Post Office and write your free letters to Santa. Don't forget to include your name and address... Santa and his Elves will write back in December!
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“post office” (19 reviews)
“write letters” (7 reviews)
“holiday world” (16 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
69 N State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6363
CONTACT
Website
+1 812-544-2434
Write a ReviewReviews (93)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"post office"
in 19 reviews
"write letters"
in 7 reviews
"holiday world"
in 16 reviews
"donations are accepted"
in 2 reviews
"theme park"
in 5 reviews
"less than an hour"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"statue"
in 21 reviews
"history"
in 34 reviews
"photos"
in 7 reviews
"indiana"
in 9 reviews
"artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"purchase"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great stop with a lot of history to review of the town. The history of Santa & Holiday World. Loved the post office and sending letters to Santa with the expectation of getting the December response in the mail! Worth a visit!

Thank PresidentsTraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by since it was recommended to us. It was neat to see all of the items they have. We LOVED reading the letters to Santa. Our son also loved watching the train. The worker was very friendly. It was so fun to write...More

Thank MeagS2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum has a collection of items that make Santa Claus Indiana a fun place to visit. They have a display of letters from around the country that have been delivered to the town. The historic first town post office has an area where...More

Thank mrey001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Great little museum. Good history of the town and the amusement park. Very informative. So many cute things to see. There are actual letters to Santa from decades ago on display.

Thank Twinmom1313
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 6, 2018

We stopped in and learned more about the town of Santa Claus and enjoyed the photos and exhibits. The staff was very friendly. Check the hours to make sure it open when you are going to be there.

1  Thank SmokiesJunkie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 18, 2017

This museum has the history of the town and the theme park, and lots of photos and mementos. It is absolutely charming. I have been there several times and I always find things I've missed. Going to Santa Claus is a must!

2  Thank Susan K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Neat little museum with friendly staff. There's a video to watch and some gifts to purchase. Donations are accepted and it's worth it.

1  Thank Dana B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Tried visiting this museum but it was closed. Sorry we missed it as we would have enjoyed touring it. The brochure at the rest areas in Indiana never stated the hours of operation, so they may want to fix that for future.More

Thank Deb M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emily T, Executive Director at Santa Claus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Hi Deb - Thanks for stopping, I'm sorry we missed you! We are a small, non-profit with hours that vary by season so it's just too much text and variation to print on a brochure. For others visiting, we do list our hours in various...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This museum is small and quick but there is not much to do in this town, so it really is a great stop. It explains the town of Santa Claus and has some interesting pieces, there is a church and a huge statue. Kids can...More

Thank rlegal78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

This was a very nice little tour. Gerri and I like little musems like this. Learned a lot about the town of Santa Claus from this little gem. A nice gift shop is located here too!

1  Thank Mike N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Santa Claus Hotels
Santa's Lodge
388 reviews
.87 miles away
Budget Host Stone's Motel
24 reviews
5.53 miles away
Baymont by Wyndham Dale
602 reviews
6.38 miles away
Motel 6 Dale IN
105 reviews
6.49 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Frosty's Fun Center
84 reviews
.96 miles away
Subway
40 reviews
.83 miles away
Brick Oven Pizza
119 reviews
.90 miles away
St. Nick's Restaurant
96 reviews
.87 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
2,224 reviews
.41 miles away
Santa's Candy Castle
237 reviews
.29 miles away
Santa Claus Christmas Store
128 reviews
.90 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Crystal T
June 20, 2018|
Answer
Response from Twinmom1313 | Reviewed this property |
It is free. You can make a donation if you wish but it is not required. I think the suggested donation is $5 per family. The donation goes to help with postage costs because anyone can write a letter to Santa and get a... More
0
Votes
gigi292526
May 28, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from vonnette m | Reviewed this property |
Donation only when I went through.
0
Votes