Vigo County Historical Society & Museum

Vigo County Historical Society & Museum, Terre Haute: Hours, Address, Vigo County Historical Society & Museum Reviews: 5/5

Vigo County Historical Society & Museum

Vigo County Historical Society & Museum
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Vigo County Historical Museum is located on the National Road in downtown Terre Haute...the Crossroads of America. The 34,000 square foot facility offers you a 21st century experience while you learn the stories of Vigo County from the last 200 years. The Museum is operated by the Vigo County Historical Society, which was formed in 1922. A group of dedicated staff and volunteers want to make your visit a fun and informative experience. With exhibits that change throughout the year, our goal is to entice you to come back again and again. The Society also operates and maintains the Paul Dresser Birthplace located in Fairbanks Park. The Museum is fully accessible for all to enjoy. There are over 200 street parking spaces within 3 blocks of the Museum, as well as 2 parking garages 3-4 blocks away. The Apgar Soda Shop and the Main Street Gifts & Gallery are open to visitors without paying admission to the Museum.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Porthos7
West Chester, OH6,045 contributions
EXCELLENT MUSEUM!!
Mar 2021 • Friends
Wow! What a place! Start with the GIANT wall-billboard outside, and then head into one of the most diverse, eclectic and interesting museums I've ever experienced! SO much to see, and plenty of beautiful, historical and one of a kind items in the collection! Handicap accessible-including an elevator, and you'll need about 2 hours (yes, there's that much to see!). Race to this place...it's incredible!
Written March 21, 2021
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DaphneCat2
Terre Haute, IN11 contributions
Pleasantly Surprised
Aug 2020 • Friends
I really enjoyed the museum. It's well organized and fun to visit. I also recommend getting a float at the soda shop.
Written August 15, 2020
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Michelle F
2 contributions
We got to actually see everything and I could have did it again.
Feb 2020 • Couples
All of it actually.. Their set up and the showcase and explanation of exhibits were top..

I loved the Grieiner Corner!!
Written July 10, 2020
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Jennifer P
Indiana4 contributions
Expanded, beautiful new location
Dec 2019
The new location for the museum provides expanded exhibits of Terre Haute's interesting history. From the exhibit of famous Hautians to the exhibits of historic downtown and immigrants who contributed to the city's growth. Downtown has become a center for museums that also include the Swope Art Museum, Military Veterans Museum, Clabber Girl Musem of early settlers and the soon to be Larry Bird Museum once the Convention Center constructed is completed.
Written December 13, 2019
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David B
17 contributions
Great new attraction in Terre Haute
Sep 2019
The Vigo County Historical Society Museum is an interesting and important attraction for Terre Haute. It is well-curated and very informative. In particular, I learned about Root Glass of Terre Haute as the originators of the iconic Coca-Cola bottle that is known all over the world. I also learned about how people emigrated to Terre Haute from all over the world, and the many skills they brought to the region.
Written October 18, 2019
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Barbara B
Grant, Michigan13 contributions
Interesting Local History Museum
Oct 2016 • Family
Very interesting museum of local history. They're working on expanding into a larger building where more of their collection will be on display.
Written November 2, 2016
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missy d
Rosedale, IN18 contributions
Alot of Coke memorabilia
May 2016 • Family
There are three floors of Terre Haute history here. My 5 year old likes coming here. It takes about an hour to go through the whole building.
Written June 16, 2016
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Hoosierfan55
Terre Haute, IN26 contributions
Fantastic organization
Jan 2016 • Couples
Hard working staff and volunteers, great displays, purchased a new building and getting funding in plce to make the move. A wonderful, longstanding local organization.
Written February 19, 2016
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jeaninel317
Indianapolis, IN61 contributions
Fun little museum
Oct 2015
Learned about the history of Vigo County, how the Coca Cola bottle was designed locally, various historical treasures. We had not planned to go there, but happened onto this fun museum.
Written December 19, 2015
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Susan B
3 contributions
Treasures within a Treasure!
Oct 2015 • Solo
Wind your way through the ages and the treasures as you tour the old mansion that houses the artifacts of the Vigo County Historical Museum. This makes for a perfect afternoon activity for the entire family or just one. The museum has a large collection that appeals to all ages.
Written October 27, 2015
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Vigo County Historical Society & Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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