In order to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 in the community and to protect our staff and volunteers, effective March 15th we will be closed to the public until further notice.
Indiana Medical History Museum | 3045 West Vermont Street | Indianapolis, IN 46222 | (317)635-7329
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Wednesday 10:00 - 4:00
Thursday 10:00 - 4:00
Friday 10:00 - 4:00
Saturday 10:00 - 4:00
Visits are by guided tour only. Tours last approximately one hour and begin on the hour. The last tour of the day begins promptly at 3pm.
Just show up five to ten minutes before the hour! - no need to make a reservation, unless you have a group of six or more.
Seniors (over 65) $9
College students with valid I.D. $7*
Students under 18 $5*
*please note the change in price as of April 15, 2020
We accept Cash, Credit, and Check.
The IMHM is closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Hours may change between mid December and mid January. Please check back for more details.
ASK ABOUT OUR VIDEO TOURS
Available onsite only. Visitors with limited mobility or hearing can still enjoy the full tour through videos using spoken English or American Sign Language.
WHAT TO SEE
The standard tour will take you through the
two-story Old Pathology Building and the 1950s Doctor's Office (weather permitting.)
TOUR THE FORMER CENTRAL STATE HOSPITAL GROUNDS
Sunday, July 12th at 2pm
presented by William McNiece, MD and Bill Beck both from the Marion County Historical Society
When the Spanish Influenza began to affect life in Indianapolis in late September 1918, the Hoosier Capital City was relatively quick to react. The community had dealt with typhoid epidemics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and an outbreak of diphtheria in 1910 had resulted in orders to close schools until the infection passed. Public health officials ordered schools, theaters, restaurants and other gathering places shut down to halt community spread of the deadly influenza, and residents were asked to wear cloth masks when out in public (and to refrain from spitting on the streets and sidewalks, at all costs). Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame all canceled football games that fall, and popular Halloween Trick or Treat activities were suspended until the fall of 1919.
Register via Zoom here.
*Please note: The Old Pathology Building that houses the Indiana Medical History Museum is a historic building and, as such, may present certain risks and/or physical restrictions. Some floor seating is available for visitors with limited physical mobility, but these must be requested in advance by emailing Sarah at email@example.com. These are available on a first come, first served basis. We are working to make our historic amphitheater more accessible and safer, but all program attendees must read and accept the Ticket Agreement to acknowledge the risks posed by steep stairs, the lack of a railing, etc. Click here to view the Ticket Agreement.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
Before your visit, there are a few things you need to know.
Courtesy of Tom Mueller Photography, LLC