List of museums in Indiana

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This list of museums in Indiana is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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NameLocationRegionArea of studySummary
Alexandria Monroe Township Historical MuseumAlexandriaSouthernLocal historywebsite
Amish AcresNappaneeNorthernOpen air
Anderson Center for the ArtsAndersonIndianapolis metroArtIndiana and contemporary art
Angel Mounds State Historic SiteEvansvilleSouthwestNative American
Antique Hair MuseumFrench LickSouthernFashionwebsite, vintage razors, shears, combs, hairbrushes, hair tonics, permanent-wave machines and hair
Art Museum of Greater LafayetteLafayetteCentralArtwebsite, collection includes 19th- and 20th-century American art with a special focus on art of Indiana
Atterbury-Bakalar Air MuseumColumbusSouthernAviationwebsite, military aviation history
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile MuseumAuburnNorthernAutomotiveDedicated to preserving cars built by the Auburn Automobile, Cord Automobile and Duesenberg
Automotive Heritage MuseumKokomoCentralAutomotivewebsite, cars, gas station, diner, automotive history, located at the Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Event & Conference Center
Barker MansionMichigan CityNorthwestHistoric housewebsite
Bartholomew County Historical SocietyColumbusSouthernLocal historywebsite
Bell Aircraft MuseumMentoneNorthernAviationwebsite
Benjamin Harrison HomeIndianapolisCentralHistoric houseVictorian home of President Benjamin Harrison
Ben Schroeder Saddletree Factory MuseumMadisonSouthernIndustrywebsite, operated by Historic Madison, factory that made wooden frames for saddle makers
Benton House MuseumIrvingtonCentralHistoric housewebsite, Victorian home of Allen R. Benton, operated by the Irvington Historic Landmarks Foundation
Billie Creek VillageRockvilleCentralOpen airFeatures 38 historical buildings and structures and hundred of antiques and artifacts
Billy Sunday Home & Visitors CenterWinona LakeNorthernHistoric housewebsite, 1911 Arts & Crafts bungalow, visitor center exhibits about preacher Billy Sunday
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoNorthwestArtPart of Valparaiso University
Brown County Art GalleryNashvilleSouthernArtwebsite
Brown County Pioneer VillageNashvilleSouthernOpen airwebsite, operated by the Brown County Historical Society, includes log jail, dog-trot building, doctor's office, log cabin and blacksmith shop
Buckley HomesteadLowellNorthwestLivingIncludes agriculture museum, pioneer farm, historic farm house, school
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education CenterTerre HauteCentralHistoryThe Holocaust and the power of forgiveness
Carnegie Center for Art and HistoryNew AlbanySouthernMultipleArt, local history
Carnegie Museum of Montgomery CountyCrawfordsvilleCentralLocal historyThemes in include history, art, science and culture of Montgomery County
Carroll County Historical MuseumDelphiCentralLocal historywebsite
Cass County Historical Society and MuseumLogansportNorthernLocal historywebsite, located in the Jerolaman-Long Home
Center for Culver HistoryCulverNorth CentralLocal historywebsite operated by the Culver Antiquarian and Historical Society, seeking to collect, preserve, interpret and disseminate the town's unique natural, historical and cultural heritage for future generations
Center for HistorySouth BendNorthernLocal historywebsite
Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville HouseFort WayneNorthernHistoric houseOperated by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society
Children's Museum of EvansvilleEvansvilleSouthwestChildren's
Children's Museum of IndianapolisIndianapolisCentralChildren's
Circus City MuseumPeruNorthernCircuswebsite, Peru's circus history
Clabber Girl MuseumTerre HauteCentralHistorywebsite, history of Hulman & Company, manufacturer of Clabber Girl baking powder
Cline MuseumAngolaNorthernHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Steuben County Historical Society, late Victorian Queen Anne house
Clinton County Historical MuseumFrankfortCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the Clinton County Historical Society
Coal Town and Railroad MuseumClintonCentralLocal historywebsite, open daily only during the Labor Day weekend during the Little Italy Festival
Cole Porter Birthplace & MuseumPeruNorthernBiographicalwebsite
College Football Hall of FameSouth BendNorthernSportsHall of fame and museum devoted to college football
Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War MuseumIndianapolisCentralMilitary
Colonel William Jones State Historic SiteGentryvilleSouthwestHistoric housePart of Lincoln State Park, early 19th century period house
Columbus Museum of Art & DesignColumbusCentralArtwebsite
Conner PrairieFishersIndianapolis metroLiving19th-century Indiana life
Conway Fire MuseumNew AlbanySouthernFirefightingoperated by Conway Enterprises
Corvette Classics MuseumFort WayneNorthernAutomotiveMay not exist any longer
Corydon Capitol State Historic SiteCorydonSouthernHistoric siteIndiana’s first state capitol
Costigan HouseMadisonSouthernHistoric housewebsite, operated by Historic Madison, mid-19th century period home of architect Francis Costigan.
Cragun HouseLebanonIndianapolis metroHistoric housewebsite, Victorian period home operated by the Boone County Historical Society
Crispus Attucks MuseumIndianapolisCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the Indianapolis Public Schools, school and local African American history
Culbertson Mansion State Historic SiteNew AlbanySouthernHistoric house1869 Victorian mansion
David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State UniversityMuncieCentralArtOpened in 1936 and houses some 11,000 works of art, 2,000+ of which are on display.
Dr. Hutchings Office & HospitalMadisonSouthernHistoric housewebsite, operated by Historic Madison, original late 19th century equipment and furnishings
Dr. James Ford Historic HomeWabashNorthernHistoric housewebsite, restored 19th Century physician's home and surgery
Dr. Ted's Musical MarvelsHuntingburgSouthernCommoditywebsite, restored mechanical musical instruments from around the world
Dubois County MuseumJasperSouthwestHistorywebsite, county history, agriculture, military, manufacturing, German heritage, sports
Dunkirk City Public Library and Glass MuseumDunkirkCentralGlasswebsite, more than 6,000 pieces from 115 factories from around the world
Eleutherian CollegeLancasterSouthernHistoric siteFirst college in Indiana to admit students without regard to race or sex
Elkhart County Historical MuseumBristolNorthernLocal historywebsite, period and local history exhibits
Elwood Haynes MuseumKokomoNorthernBiographicalLife of inventor Elwood Haynes
Emil A. Blackmore Museum of The American LegionIndianapolisCentralMilitarywebsite, part of the American Legion, military and Legion related items, art
Ernie Pyle World War II MuseumDanaCentralBiographicalwebsite, home of reporter Ernie Pyle, formerly the Ernie Pyle State Historic Site
Evansville African American MuseumEvansvilleSouthwestAfrican Americanwebsite
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and ScienceEvansvilleSouthwestMultipleArt, history, science
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western ArtIndianapolisCentralArt
Fairmount Historical MuseumFairmountCentralLocal historywebsite, features James Dean exhibits
Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive CenterClarksvilleSouthernNatural history
Farmer House MuseumBloomingtonSouthernHistoric housewebsite
Firefighting Museum and Survive AliveIndianapolisCentralFirefightinginformation
Fire Museum of IndianaCambyIndianapolis metroFirefighting
Fort OuiatenonWest LafayetteCentralLivingOpen on weekends in summer for living history demonstrations
Fort Wayne Firefighters MuseumFort WayneNorthernFirefightingwebsite
Fort Wayne Museum of ArtFort WayneNorthernArtContemporary art
Fulton County MuseumRochesterNorthernLocal historywebsite, operated by the Fulton County Historical Society
Gaar MansionRichmondCentralHistoric houseLate 19th century Second Empire-style mansion
Garrett Historical Society MuseumGarrettNorthernRailroadwebsite
Gary Historical & Cultural SocietyGaryNorthwestRailroadwebsite
General Lew Wallace StudyCrawfordsvilleCentralBiographicalHome of author Lew Wallace
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic SiteRome CityNorthernBiographicalHome of author Gene Stratton-Porter
George Rogers Clark National Historical ParkVincennesSouthwestHistorySite of important campaign during the American Revolution
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of ArchaeologyBloomingtonSouthernArchaeologywebsite, local artifacts of prehistoric Native American cultures
Great Lakes Museum of Military HistoryMichigan CityNorthwestMilitarywebsite
Greentown Glass MuseumGreentownCentralGlasswebsite, glass items produced by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company
Greentown History CenterGreentownCentralLocal historywebsite, history and culture of eastern Howard County, Indiana
Griffith Historical Park & MuseumGriffithNorthwestRailroadwebsite, operated by the Griffith Historical Society, depot museum, railroad cars, structures
Grissom Air MuseumPeruNorthernAviation
GrouselandVincennesSouthwestHistoric houseHome of William Henry Harrison when he was governor of Indiana
Grover MuseumShelbyvilleSoutheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Shelby County Historical Society
Gruenewald HouseAndersonCentralHistoric houseTurn of the century Victorian period home
Hagerstown Museum & Arts PlaceHagerstownCentralLocal historywebsite
Hallmark Ornament MuseumWarsawNorthernCommoditywebsite, part of the Party Shop, complete collection of Hallmark Cards ornaments since 1973; also known as the Prudencio/Hamrick Hallmark Ornament Museum
Hamilton County Museum of HistoryNoblesvilleIndianapolis metroLocal historyinformation, housed in the former sheriff's residence and jail, operated by the Hamilton County Historical Society
Hannah Lindahl Children’s MuseumMishawakaNorthernChildren'swebsite
Hayes ArboretumRichmondCentralNatural history
Healthworks Kids MuseumSouth BendNorthernChildren'swebsite
Henager Memories and Nostalgia MuseumBuckskinSouthwestCommoditywebsite, nostalgia collectibles
Hendricks County MuseumDanvilleIndianapolis metroLocal historywebsite
Heritage House Historical MuseumWalkertonNorthernLocal historywebsite, operated by the Walkerton Area Historical Society
Henry County Historical Society MuseumNew CastleCentralLocal historywebsite, Victorian period rooms
Herron GalleriesIndianapolisIndianapolis metroArtwebsite, part of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Hesston Steam MuseumLa PorteNorthwestRailroadCollections of railroad and steam equipment
HillforestAuroraSouthernHistoric houseVictorian period mansion
Historical Fire Station No. 9Terre HauteSouthernHistoric Station
Historic New HarmonyNew HarmonySouthernOpen airSite of two utopian communities, includes several historic houses and museums
The History CenterFort WayneNorthernLocal historyOperated by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society
Hoosier Air MuseumAuburnNorthernAviationwebsite
Hoosier Valley Railroad MuseumNorth JudsonNorthernRailroad
Hostetler’s Hudson Auto MuseumShipshewanaNorthernAutomotivewebsite, features collections of Hudson, Essex, and Terraplane cars and other classic cars
Howard County Historical Society MuseumKokomoCentralLocal historywebsite, located in the Seiberling Mansion in the Old Silk Stocking Neighborhood
Howard Steamboat MuseumJeffersonvilleSouthernMaritimeSteamboat and local history
Huddleston FarmhouseMount AuburnCentralHistoric house1841 inn and farmhouse
Huntingburg MuseumHuntingburgSouthernLocal historywebsite
Indiana Baseball Hall of FameJasperSouthwestSportswebsite, located on the campus of Vincennes University
Indiana Basketball Hall of FameNew CastleCentralHall of fame
Indiana Football Hall of FameRichmondCentralHall of fame
Indiana ExperienceIndianapolisIndianapolis metroHistoryOperated by the Indiana Historical Society at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Indiana Medical History MuseumIndianapolisIndianapolis metroMedicalFocus is beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine
Indiana Military MuseumVincennesSouthwestMilitarywebsite, America’s military history from the American Revolution to the present day
Indiana Railway MuseumFrench LickSouthernRailroadHeritage railroad and museum
Indiana State MuseumIndianapolisIndianapolis metroHistory
Indiana Transportation MuseumNoblesvilleIndianapolis metroRailroadHeritage railroad and museum
Indiana University Art MuseumBloomingtonSouthernArt
Indiana University Kokomo Art GalleryKokomoCentralArtwebsite, part of Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana War Memorial Military MuseumIndianapolisIndianapolis metroMilitary
Indianapolis Firefighters MuseumIndianapolisIndianapolis metroFirefightingwebsite, antique fire wagons
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame MuseumIndianapolisIndianapolis metroAutomotive
Indianapolis Museum of ArtIndianapolisIndianapolis metroArt
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary ArtIndianapolisIndianapolis metroArtAlso known as iMOCA, contemporary art
International Circus Hall of FamePeruNorthernCircusHall of fame and museum about circuses and important circus figures
James Whitcomb Riley Museum HomeIndianapolisIndianapolis metroHistoric houseHome of poet James Whitcomb Riley
Jasper Arts CenterJasperSouthwestArtwebsite, Krempp Gallery features changing exhibits of regional artists and groups
Jeeninga Museum of Bible & Near Eastern StudiesAndersonCentralArchaeologywebsite, part of Anderson University, context and history of the Ancient Near East as it relates to the Bible
Jefferson County Heritage CenterMadisonSouthernLocal historywebsite, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society, includes exhibits on pioneers, transportation, Victorian life, Civil War
John Hay CenterSalemSouthernHistoric houseIncludes Stevens Memorial Museum, Depot Railroad Museum, birthplace of John Milton Hay, and a pioneer village
Johnson County Museum of HistoryFranklinIndianapolis metroLocal historyOperated by the Johnson County Historical Society
Joseph Moore MuseumRichmondCentralNatural historywebsite, part of Earlham College, natural and cultural history of Richmond, Indiana and the world
Kosciusko County Jail MuseumWarsawNorthernPrisonwebsite, operated by the Kosciusko County Historical Society, former prison and sheriff's house, local history displays
Kruse Classic Car & Carriage MuseumAuburnNorthernTransportationinformation, classic, racing and Carl Casper custom cars, carriages including several British Royal carriages and an original Wells Fargo stage coach
Lake County Historical MuseumCrown PointNorthwestLocal historywebsite
Lake of the Red Cedars MuseumCedar LakeNorthwestLocal historywebsite, operated by the Cedar Lake Historical Association
Lane PlaceCrawfordsvilleCentralHistoric houseOperated by the Montgomery County Historical Society
Lanier MansionMadisonSouthernHistoric house
LaPorte County Historical Society MuseumLaPorteNorthwestLocal historywebsite, includes pioneer items, period display rooms
Levi Coffin HouseFountain CityCentralHistoric houseStation on the Underground Railroad
Lieber Log CabinMarshallCentralHistoric houseLocated in Turkey Run State Park, commemorates Richard Lieber, first director of the Indiana State Parks system
Ligonier Historical MuseumLigonierNorthernLocal history
Lincoln Boyhood National MemorialLincoln CitySouthernBiographicalIncludes visitor center with museum about Lincoln and the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, an 1820 pioneer homestead
Lincoln Pioneer VillageRockportSouthwestOpen airwebsite, features log cabins, public buildings, schools, and churches as they stood in Lincoln’s days in Spencer County
Linden Railroad MuseumLindenCentralRailroadwebsite, operated by the Linden-Madison Township Historical Society
Lincoln State ParkLincoln CitySouthernHistoric houseIncludes visitor center with museum about Lincoln and the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, an 1820 pioneer homestead
Lubeznik Center for the ArtsMichigan CityNorthwestArtwebsite
Luckey Hospital MuseumWolf LakeNorthernMedicalwebsite, rural hospital displays from the 1930s to 1950s
Lusk Home and Mill SiteMarshallCentralHistoric houseLocated in Turkey Run State Park, early pioneer home and grist mill
Madison Railroad Station MuseumMadisonSouthernRailroadwebsite, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society
Marion City MuseumMarionCentralLocal historywebsite, part of the Marion Public Library
Marshall County Historical Society MuseumPlymouthNorthernLocal historywebsite
Mathers Museum of World CulturesBloomingtonSouthernCulturalwebsite, part of Indiana University, ethnology, ethnography, cultural history
Menno-HofShipshewanaNorthernReligiouswebsite, faith and life of Amish and Mennonites
Merrillville-Ross Township Historical MuseumMerrillvilleNorthwestLocal historywebsite
Miami County MuseumPeruNorthernLocal historywebsite, operated by the Miami County Historical Society, includes Cole Porter exhibit
Mid-America Windmill MuseumKendallvilleNorthernSciencewebsite, story of wind power from its origination through the American windmill to the present day
Middlebury Community MuseumMiddleburyNorthernLocal historywebsite
Midtown Museum of Native CulturesWaynetownCentralNative AmericanPrivate collection of Native American artifacts
Midwest Museum of American ArtElkhartNorthernArtFocuses on 19th- and 20th-century American Art, with original paintings by Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell
Military Honor Park and MuseumSouth BendNorthernMilitaryinformation
MinnetristaMuncieCentralMultipleIncludes a museum with exhibits of nature, local history and art, a historic home, and many themed gardens and outdoor sculptures
Model T MuseumCentervilleCentralAutomotivewebsite, operated by the Model T Ford Club of America
Monon Connection MuseumMononCentralRailroadwebsite
Monon Depot MuseumCarmelIndianapolis metroRailroadwebsite, operated by the Carmel Clay Historical Society, includes local history and railroad exhibits
Monroe County History CenterBloomingtonSouthernLocal historywebsite, operated by the Monroe County Historical Society
Moore-Youse Home MuseumMuncieCentralHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Delaware County Historical Society
Morris-Butler HouseIndianapolisIndianapolis metroHistoric houseOperated by the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Victorian era home
Moses Fowler HouseLafayetteCentralHistoric houseAlso known as the Tippecanoe County Historical Museum
Muncie Children's MuseumMuncieCentralChildren'swebsite
Munster History MuseumMunsterNorthwestHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Munster Historical Society in the Kaske House
Murphy Art CenterIndianapolisIndianapolis metroArtIncludes five galleries
Museum of Miniature HousesCarmelIndianapolis metroToywebsite, dollhouses and miniatures
Museum of 20th Century WarfareLawrenceIndianapolis metroMilitarywebsite, located at Fort Harrison State Park
Museum of the SoldierPortlandCentralMilitarywebsite
Mushie's Memory Lane Muscle & Classic Car MuseumSanta ClausSouthernAutomotiveinformation
National Art Museum of SportIndianapolisIndianapolis metroArtSport art, part of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United StatesAuburnNorthernAutomotivewebsite, emphasis on post World War II cars and trucks
National Military History CenterAuburnNorthernMilitarywebsite, includes World War II Victory Museum
National Model Aviation MuseumMuncieCentralAviationwebsite, model aircraft and aeromodeling, operated by the Academy of Model Aeronautics
National New York Central Railroad MuseumElkhartNorthernRailroadHistory and equipment of the New York Central Railroad
NCAA Hall of ChampionsIndianapolisIndianapolis metroSportsTrials and triumphs of the student-athlete
Old Jail MuseumAlbionNorthernJailOperated by the Noble County Historical Society
Ohio County MuseumRising SunSouthernLocal historywebsite, operated by the Ohio County Historical Society
Old Cathedral Library & MuseumVincennesSouthwestHistorywebsite, oldest library in the state of Indiana, display of historic and church artifacts
Old Lighthouse MuseumMichigan CityNorthwestMaritimewebsite, operated by the Michigan City Historical Society, only lighthouse in Indiana
Orange County MuseumPaoliSouthernLocal historywebsite, operated by the Orange County Historical Society
Overbeck Pottery MuseumCambridge CityCentralArtwebsite, pottery created by the Overbeck Sisters, located in the town library
Padgett MuseumNew AlbanySouthernLocal historyinformation, operated by the Floyd County Historical Society
Paul Dresser BirthplaceTerre HauteSouthernBiographicalHome of composer Paul Dresser, operated seasonally by the Vigo County Historical Society
Pendleton Historical MuseumPendletonIndianapolis metroLocal historyinformation, located in Falls Park
Percussive Arts Society Museum & LibraryIndianapolis metroCentralMusicOpening in 2009, drums and percussive instruments from around the world
Perry County MuseumCanneltonSouthernLocal historywebsite
Porter County MuseumValparaisoNorthwestLocal historywebsite, formerly the Old Jail Museum
Pound Store MuseumWarsawNorthernLocal historywebsite, operated by the Kosciusko County Historical Society
Prophetstown State ParkBattle GroundCentralLiving1920s living farmstead and Native American village buildings
Putnam County MuseumGreencastleCentralLocal historywebsite
Reitz Home MuseumEvansvilleSouthwestHistoric houseVictorian house museum
Reneker Museum of Winona HistoryWinona LakeNorthernLocal Historyinformation, located in the Historic Westminster Hotel, now on the campus of Grace College.
Richmond Art MuseumRichmondCentralArt
Rickenbaugh HouseSt. CroixSouthernHistoric housewebsite, located in Hoosier National Forest
Riley Birthplace and MuseumGreenfieldIndianapolis metroHistoric houseBoyhood home of poet James Whitcomb Riley
Ropkey Armor MuseumCrawfordsvilleCentral IndianaMilitaryMilitary vehicles, weapons, memorabilia
Rotary Jail Museum and Tannenbaum Cultural CenterCrawfordsvilleCentralJailwebsite, rotary-design jail, also local history exhibits
Round Barn MuseumRochesterNorthernAgriculturewebsite, operated by the Fulton County Historical Society
Ruthmere MuseumElkhartNorthernArtwebsite, Beaux Arts mansion with collection of fine and decorative arts, classic automobiles
RV/MH Hall of Fame & MuseumElkhartNorthernTransportationwebsite, history, technology and pioneers in the development of recreational vehicles and motor homes
Santa Claus MuseumSanta ClausSouthernLocal historywebsite
Schimpff's ConfectioneryJeffersonvilleSouthernFoodHistoric candy store and museum
Science CentralFort WayneNorthernSciencewebsite
Scott County Heritage Center and MuseumScottsburgSouthernLocal historyVictorian house museum
Scribner HouseNew AlbanySouthernHistoric houseOpen twice a year
Sheldon Swope Art MuseumTerre HauteSouthernArtFeatures American art with special emphasis on painting and sculpture of the twentieth century and on Wabash Valley artists
Sheridan County MuseumSheridanIndianapolis metroLocal historywebsite, operated by the Sheridan County Historical Society
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-WoodsSaint Mary-of-the-WoodsCentralReligiousExhibits about Saint Théodore Guérin and the ministries of the Sisters of Providence
Skinner Farm VillagePerrysvilleCentralOpen airwebsite, log cabins, buildings, round barn and artifacts which represent over 150 years of local Indiana history
Snite Museum of ArtNotre DameNorthernArtPart of University of Notre Dame, world cultures and periods with a focus on Western art history, known for its Italian Renaissance paintings and Mesoamerican galleries
South Bend Museum of ArtSouth BendNorthernArt
Spring Mill State ParkMitchellSouthernOpen airIncludes pioneer village with a historic grist mill, blacksmith shop, tavern, and distillery, and a memorial to astronaut Gus Grissom
Stevens Memorial MuseumSalemSouthernLocal historyPart of John Hay Center, period displays
Stockdale MillRoannNorthernMillwebsite, water-powered flour mill and dam
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendNorthernAutomotive
Sullivan County History MuseumSullivanCentralLocal historyinformation, operated by the Sullivan County Historical Society
Sullivan HouseMadisonSouthernHistoric housewebsite, operated by Historic Madison, 1818 home of Judge Jeremiah Sullivan
Sullivan Munce Cultural CenterZionsvilleCentralMultiplewebsite, local history and art
Swiss Heritage Village & MuseumBerneSouthernOpen airwebsite
Syracuse-Wawasee Historical MuseumSyracuseNorthernLocal historywebsite
Task Force Tips Fire MuseumValparaisoNorthwestFirefightingwebsite
T.C. Steele State Historic SiteNashvilleSouthernBiographicalHome of artist T. C. Steele
Terre Haute Children's MuseumTerre HauteSouthernChildren'swebsite
Thorntown Heritage MuseumThorntownIndianapolis metroLocal historywebsite, operated by the Sugar Creek Historical Society
Time Was MuseumElkhartNorthernLocal historyinformation, Elkhart's community life, open by appointment
Tippecanoe Battlefield MuseumBattle GroundCentralMilitarywebsite, operated by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, history and events of the Battle of Tippecanoe, a nature center and artifacts of European and Native American cultures
Tipton County Heritage Center and MuseumTiptonCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the Tipton County Historical Society
Trumps' Texaco MuseumKnightstownCentralCommodityinformation, Texaco memorabilia, open by appointment
University Art GalleryTerre HauteSouthernArtwebsite, part of Indiana State University
United States Vice Presidential MuseumHuntingtonNorthernHistoryHistory of all the Vice Presidents
USS LST Ship MemorialEvansvilleSouthwestMaritimeMuseum landing ship
Vera's Little Red Dollhouse MuseumMiddletownCentralDollinformation, open by appointment
Vigo County Historical MuseumTerre HauteSouthernLocal historywebsite, period rooms, local history displays, Coca-Cola artifacts
Wabash County Historical MuseumWabashNorthernLocal historywebsite, restored 19th Century physician's home and surgery
Wabash Valley Railroader's MuseumTerre HauteSouthernRailroadwebsite, operated by the Haley Tower Historical & Technical Society
Wakarusa Historical SocietyWakarusaNorthernOpen airwebsite, local history displays in seven buildings, includes the Birds Eye View Museum of Miniatures
Wayne County Historical MuseumRichmondCentralOpen airwebsite, complex includes period clothing, furniture, portraits, dolls, two log cabins, a Conestoga wagon, blacksmith shop, print shop, bakery, loom house, automobiles, steam powered tractors, locally-made artifacts, Native American and Civil War artifacts, and a mummy
West End Fire Station MuseumWashingtonSouthernFirefightinginformation
Westchester Township History MuseumChestertonNorthwestLocal historywebsite
Westfield-Washington Historical Society MuseumWestfieldIndianapolis metroLocal historywebsite
White County Historical MuseumMonticelloCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the White County Historical Society
Whitley County Historical MuseumColumbia CityNorthernLocal historywebsite
Wilbur Wright Birthplace and MuseumMillvilleCentralBiographicalwebsite, birthplace of aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright
WonderLabBloomingtonSouthernScienceTopics include nature
Wylie HouseBloomingtonSouthernHistoric houseOperated by Indiana University, recreated as the Wylie home prior to 1860
Yellow Trail MuseumHopeSouthernLocal historywebsite, period displays include soda fountain, grocery store, doctor's office, barber shop
ZaharakosColumbusSouthernCommoditywebsite, mechanical music instrument and soda fountain museum

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  1. ^ Carter's Toy Museum, "After just 6 short years Carter's Toy Museum is now closed due to the passing of its founder", accessed 10/14/2012
  2. ^ "Koetter Woodworking in Starlight makes cuts", News and Tribune, February 6, 2009
  3. ^ Indiana Aviation Museum to close, General Aviation News, October 10, 2010
  4. ^ The former Indiana Historic Radio Museum in Ligonier Indiana, photos and description, accessed 10/14/2012
  5. ^ "Lincoln Museum to Close in Fort Wayne"
  6. ^ "Rag Tops chairman says museum is gone for good",, July 27, 2011