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Indiana Medical History Museum

3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
+1 317-635-7329
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Well preserved, knowledgeable docent

In 1967, they walked out and locked the door. But interested parties recognized the opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue L
Plainfield, Indiana
via mobile
A fine specimen

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gloria O
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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
+1 317-635-7329
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My husband and I spent took the tour of this old pathology building on Central State campus and LOVED it. We have scientific backgrounds, so the information and artifacts were very intriguing to us. I would think the trip would still be fascinating, even if...More

Thank Tamara L
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit. The building is a step back into time with the benefit of having the majority of original items intact and left in the building when it was closed and moved. Full of medical equipment used to help define...More

Thank Tymetotravel
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

If you are into medical history, this is the place to go. I have been to other medical museums but this is like back into time.

Thank Doris R
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

If you have a thing for old stuff and medical knowledge, then this is your place. It was clean. Our guide was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable. My tour was close to 90 minutes long.

Thank Brenda K
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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.