Watch our Capital Campaign video to learn about our efforts to Save the Old Pathology Building.


3045 West Vermont Street      |      Indianapolis, IN 46222      |       (317) 635-7329


Thursday    10:00 - 4:00 

Friday    10:00 - 4:00 

Saturday    10:00 - 4:00 


Visits are by guided tour only.

Tours start on the hour. 

Tours last approximately one hour.

Last tour begins at 3:00.  


Just show up on the hour -- you do not need to make a reservation unless you have a group of 6 or more.


Courtesy of Tom Mueller Photography, LLC                

Courtesy of Tom Mueller Photography, LLC 

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The Old Pathology Building is in trouble!

Roof damage and severe water intrusion threaten this historic building and its collections.

Learn more about our Capital Campaign to save the building and protect the future of medical history in Indiana:


Help us to fulfill our mission to interpret and preserve 

the Old Pathology Building 

through tours, exhibits, and programs.

October 12, 2016, 5:30 

Forensic DNA Phenotyping

In this installment of the Forensic Science Lecture Series, explore the emerging science of appearance prediction with Dr. Susan Walsh (IUPUI).

Advance registration requested (click here)

October 23, 2016, 2:00-4:00

Wizards Academy: Mystery Edition

Visit with fantastic creatures from Animalia, Inc, explore the magic of science, and solve a mystery by performing hands-on experiments! For children grades 3-6.

Advance registration required (click here)

This series spotlights the patient perspective on life at Indiana's flagship mental institution, Central State Hospital (1848-1994).

October 6, 2016

5:30 pm | At Central State Mansion

Central State Hospital - Marker Dedication

Unveiling of a new Indiana State Historical Marker commemorating Central State Hospital. At 202 Steeples Blvd.

Advance registration requested (click here)

November 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm 

 View exhibit before or after 6:30 panel discussion

Leaving Home

Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Star

Panel discussion and opening of exhibit on the 1994 closure of Central State, based on patient-produced newsletters.

This event is part of the 2017 Spirit & Place Festival. Advance registration required (click here)

"Voices from Central State" is the product of a partnership between the Indiana Medical History Museum and the Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program at IUPUI. Funding support provided by the IU New Frontiers ProgramIndiana Humanities, and the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.


Unless otherwise marked, all exhibits are included as part of the standard tour of the Old Pathology Building

November 4, 2015- TBD

Central State Time Capsule

Reception Room, Old Pathology Building (IMHM)

April 11, 2017 – May 31, 2017

Indiana: Intersections of Mass Incarceration and Mental Illness

**At the Central Branch, Indianapolis Public Library**

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