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James M. Stewart Museum

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Address: 845 Philadelphia St, 9th and Philadelphia Streets, Indiana, PA 15701
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+1 800-835-4669
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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True to the actor's wishes and down-to-earth nature, this museum is low-key...

True to the actor's wishes and down-to-earth nature, this museum is low-key and friendly.

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We love the Jimmy Stewart Museum. Anyone who enjoys Its a Wonderful Life will love seeing Jimmy Stewart legacy. You can watch movies and even shop for gifts.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Toronto, Ohio
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Toronto, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Jimmy Stewart Museum. Anyone who enjoys Its a Wonderful Life will love seeing Jimmy Stewart legacy. You can watch movies and even shop for gifts.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must see is the Jimmy Stewart Museum, where you see Jimmy's humble beginnings in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The museum has everything from Hollywood memorabilia including Jimmy Stewart's Oscar that was on display in his father's hardware store downtown.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This museum is just delightful, probably because it is about a delightful individual. The museum takes you through Jimmie Stewarts entire life and filmography. I had no idea he was in so many westerns. He is in the Cowboy Hall of Fame! The displays are very home townie with lots of memorabilia and great stories about Jimmie. And, on top... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a cute museum in a cute town. It has quite a lot of information, not just about Stewart's life but also the history of the region and how Indiana came to be. It also does not whitewash the fact that Native Americans lived there long before Europeans arrived and how badly they were treated. There are a great... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

For us, this museum was a little disappointing. It highlights Jimmy Stewart’s life which is interesting, but the exhibits are showing their age and there’s quite a bit of reading. Also, the museum does not allow photos to be taken. Probably because of camera flash, but most cameras and cell phones don’t use flash anymore. A tad overpriced for the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We love Jimmy Stewart and it was awesome to learn that he was as fine a person as we believed. The curators truly love Jimmy and awe filled with little stories about him and his life and family. His family and ancestors were honorable, hard working and highly intelligent. His movies and his life was truly wonderful. It was a... More 

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chesapeake
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

On that crisp fall Sunday, September 25 I spent a short amount of time at this facility. I tired of the displays and the stuffy atmosphere. I quickly exited and much enjoyed just sauntering Philadelphia Street, and the leafy campus of Indiana University. The university library is open on Sundays--it was interesting chatting with the friendly staff and students.

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Wheeling, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The museum is in downtown Indiana, PA and not far (walking distance) from the college campus. There is a small admission fee and to see the entire museum for a casual fan of Jimmy Stewart takes about an hour. Original items are in limited quantity with most displays being reprints, photographs, etc. It's clear the community really loves their hometown... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

A group of us attending a class reunion visited the Jimmy Stewart museum. What a treat! My personal expectation was not very great and I was pleasantly surprised by the extent of the displays, the information provided and the large number of display items. James M. Stewart is probably Indiana's more revered son, and the museum helps you to understand... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Although I lived in Indiana for almost 2 years, just in the very last week of my stay in this city I decided to visit this museum. It's definitely worth to visit. It has a lot of memorabilia along with funny and interesting stories about Indiana most famous celebrity. You must rent the audio tour because without it the experience... More 

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