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Wayne County Historical Museum

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Address: 1150 N a St, Richmond, IN 47374-3227
Phone Number:
+1 765-962-5756
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Day trip

This museum was a wonderful find. We went there by suggestion of Trip Advisor and were so pleased. There is so much to see and very well put together. We really enjoyed the old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was a wonderful find. We went there by suggestion of Trip Advisor and were so pleased. There is so much to see and very well put together. We really enjoyed the old vehicles that brought to life what it would've been like to live then. A gentleman who normally gives tours stopped to talk to us and gave... More 

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Thank you so much for your excellent review. We have a great collection but very few dollars to promote the Museum. We never have a disappointed guest. More 

Huntington, West Virginia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My two sisters and I stopped here on our way to Dayton, OH, just looking for something to do for a couple of hours. From the outside you would never think to find all the wonderful exhibits in this museum and I easily could have spent 4- 5 hours if I had known how extensive this collection was. It is... More 

Thank Marty P
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic museum. Make this your first priority when you visit Richmond or Wayne County. Thank you for sharing the history of your county, an amazing people from the area.

Thank TerraGary S
Richmond, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Who would expect a mummy to be located in the small town of Richmond, Indiana? Well, there is not one but two mummies at this great museum, dedicated to recording the history of Wayne County. A must see if you are in town.

Thank Rachel H
Richmond, Indiana
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Have driven past this place many times. Parking in the back alley. This is a great museum. Classic cars, two mummies, history of Wayne Works, (made bus bodies) and much more.

Thank TerryHillman
Richmond, Indiana
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have been to the museum only 3 times and do intend to go more and learn more about this city I've been living in for 12 yrs now. They take donations of items, I have donated a few small family heirlooms as they are starting to collect European items to showcase. The past couple years they have offered a... More 

Thank Laila G
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We almost didn't go to this museum as the historical part of town seemed very run down. We are so glad though that we did. This museum is full of rich history and a huge variety of exhibits. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly! We spent a couple of hours here and so glad we didn't miss it.

Thank heart2heaven
New Paris, Ohio
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Small community museum with a lot of history. The have classic cars, a mummy, carriages and more to much to list. Well worth a visit.

Thank jennifer l
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This museum is a jewel with one surprise after another. Very accessible to see most of the collections in a half day trip. They've items you might expect for an area that was one of the earliest settled in the state; however, an Egyptian mummy, extensive horseshoe collection, three-story dollhouse, and fine arts from around the world; all of these... More 

Thank Donna G
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice museum. Lots of things to see and lots of local history. Multiple displays had accompanying toys for kids. Nice car display.

Thank Barbara B

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