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Indiana Medical History Museum

3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
+1 317-635-7329
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Fascinating History of Medicine

They building was the Pathology Lab for the old Central State Mental Hospital. The architecture an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Crothersville, Indiana
via mobile
Great tour!

I️ really enjoyed the tour of this medical museum! The cost was $10 for an adult and the tour... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Kathryn T
Buffalo, New York
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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 is open to the public Thurs-Sat from 10am to 4pm. Tours take place every half hour, with the last tour beginning at 3pm. Groups of 10 or more may be scheduled in advance for Wednesday or for regular operating hours.Admission: Adults $5, University Students $3, Children under 18 $1. The museum is unable to accept credit cards.
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3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They building was the Pathology Lab for the old Central State Mental Hospital. The architecture an preservation of the facility are incredible. The tour lasted about an hour and, if I recall correctly, was under $10/ person. If you are interested in the medical field,...More

Thank mj3840
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I️ really enjoyed the tour of this medical museum! The cost was $10 for an adult and the tour lasted an hour. It was interesting to see specimens, furniture, bones, brains and more that were preserved from the 1890’s through the 1960’s! Well worth the...More

Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

It was so cool!!!! The guy that showed us around (Conner) was amazing!!! It was fun and educational.

Thank It's just A
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is the history of the study of mental health. Our guide Conner was fun and knowledgable. In the Late 1800's thru 1969 it was a state of the art research facility. It is so cool. It has brains in jars and medicines that were...More

Thank Happy730
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

In 1967, they walked out and locked the door. But interested parties recognized the opportunity to preserve a moment in time. Now the museum is the only piece of Central State Hospital for the Insane that functioned on this 160 acres from the late 1800's....More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A good look into medical history. Not for the easily queasy though, lots of jars with old specimens.

Thank Gloria O
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Tours start exactly on the hour, so get there promptly; they are 1 hour long. If you get there 10 minutes ahead, you can look around at the jars of brains.

Thank psd09
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Anyone with a medical background would really enjoy the tour of this museum. There is a well-maintained garden outside of the museum with labeled plants considered by many over the years to have medicinal properties.

Thank treely2014
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My mom and I went and it was pretty interesting. Lots of cool specimens and old equipment. Dr. Braun gave out tour. Don't be afraid to ask questions! There are 6 or 7 rooms to explore.

Thank Abigail C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My wife and I are both in the medical field, so this museum was right up our ally. It is one of the original medical school buildings in the country and houses historic pieces from the past 100 years. The tour guide was friendly and...More

Thank Josh W
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I don't recall price but it may be on their website or give them a ring. Very friendly.. It was about an hour and a half tour and we had lots of questions and dialogue.