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Indiana Historical Society

450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
+1 317-232-1882
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"A Journey Back In Time, In Indiana."

We visited the Indiana Historical Society for a group tour on Tuesday, Feb. 13th and were greeted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave46033
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Fishers, Indiana
Cole Porter

Was excited to visit but wasn't very impressive. Cole Porter section was a definite highlight... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ljg0rman
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming.
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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible0%
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“cole porter” (39 reviews)
“live actors” (7 reviews)
“re enactors” (6 reviews)
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450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
Downtown Indianapolis
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+1 317-232-1882
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"cole porter"
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"live actors"
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"re enactors"
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"living history"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"research library"
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"christmas tree exhibit"
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"trees decorated"
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"terrace cafe"
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"exhibits change regularly"
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"canal level"
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"early days"
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"step back in time"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"museum staff"
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"answering questions"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Indiana Historical Society for a group tour on Tuesday, Feb. 13th and were greeted by their very capable staff in the lobby. Our volunteer tour guide: Bill, lead us through the various exhibits and answered our questions. There is an interactive display...More

Thank Dave46033
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was excited to visit but wasn't very impressive. Cole Porter section was a definite highlight. Found the exhibits lacking.

Thank ljg0rman
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I was looking for some left over holiday events and found the Christmas tree exhibit. It was amazing. They have 80 Christmas trees, spread out over 4 floors. The trees are sponsored by different businesses so they are all very different. The rest of the...More

Thank Christy C
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Being from Indiana it was such a pleasure to walk through the building looking at the historical exhibits. Many fond memories. The gift shop is really nice for a local souvenir.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We went specifically to see the 80 Christmas tree exhibit. It far exceeded our expectations and we will make this a yearly trip is at all possible. This is a treasure of a spot to spend an afternoon. Many interactive exhibits and computers to allow...More

Thank davidcI6965BP
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is a great interactive, indoor museum. It has many activities to offer people of all ages. It is very user friendly and is a great place to visit when the weather isn't good outside.

Thank H K
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were here in December for the Festival of Trees. Which is great fun to view all of the trees decorated. They also had a singer in the Cole Porter room. There are several exhibits on Indiana. My husband loves to see them. I spent...More

Thank Calliope1014
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The nice thing about a trip to downtown Indianapolis, IN is there is so much to see. I visited the city for a weekend & was delighted to see so many interesting things within walking distance from our hotel. I read about "things to do"...More

Thank 1TexFan
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you live in Indiana you should take yourself and your family to this museum. We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon leisurely going through the museum. This museum is a real jewel in Indy's downtown.

Thank Bernie V
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I went for the Christmas Tree Festival but I discovered quite a bit more my first time at the Historical Society. The festival of trees led me to interactive history exhibits in which you can walk into a picture of a another period and experience...More

Thank Megan A
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