Indiana Medical History Museum

3045 W. Vermont St.

Indianapolis, IN    46222

       Ph: 317.635.7329


Welcome to the                                                          

                              Indiana Medical History Museum!



The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near westside of Indianapolis. The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

     The museum maintains a collection of scientific artifacts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in a completely authentic setting. Constructed in 1895 and inaugurated in 1896, the nineteen-room Pathological Department Building, as it was then called, is equipped with three clinical laboratories, a photography lab, teaching amphitheatre, autopsy room, and library.

     Explore this site to learn more about the Indiana Medical History Museum as well as Indiana's medical heritage.  The museum also offers an extensive list of links to other websites relating to medical history, science education and health careers.


Latest News:

4/4/2014: NASA's Destination Station is making a stop at the museum! Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 30 at 6pm for a presentation by a NASA scientist about medical advances aboard the International Space Station. RSVP at 

3/21/2014: Effective July 1, 2014 adult admission will increase to $10 and senior (65 and over) admission will increase to $9,  university student and child admissions will not change.

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The Indiana Medical History Museum is proud to be a member of the Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science(COPUS).



Museum Hours


10:00am -4:00pm

Guided tours for drop-in visitors begin on the hour

Last tour starts promptly at 3pm


Open for large groups (by appointment only.)         


The museum does not accept credit or debit cards.

Adults $7

Seniors (over 65) $6

University Students with Valid I.D. $5

Students 18 and Under $3

Scouts and Scout Leaders $5.50 (includes badge, otherwise $3.00)

PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 1, 2014 admission prices will increase to $10 for adults and $9 for seniors aged 65 and older.


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

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