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Porter County Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Small museum packed with local artifacts.

I always enjoy visiting this small museum on the courthouse square in Valparaiso. It contains an... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
ValpoPam
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Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
A neat little museum

It was not on our "to-do" list, but we spent a delightful couple of hours in this museum. It... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
cej0hns0n
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Chicago, Illinois
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“old jail”(2 reviews)
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The Porter County Museum–also known as the PoCo Muse–is a small, yet dynamic institution that aims to share the stories of Porter County and its people. The Museum features 7-8 permanent as well as temporary exhibits, from prehistoric to present and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5631
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I always enjoy visiting this small museum on the courthouse square in Valparaiso. It contains an eclectic collection of artifacts reflecting Porter County's history. The collection includes woolly mammoth bones; uniforms, weapons and memorabilia from several wars; Native American artifacts; a few pieces of antique...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

It was not on our "to-do" list, but we spent a delightful couple of hours in this museum. It describes a lot of the history of the area, and has a fascinating exhibit on the Beverly Shores community. The former jail cells are particularly interesting.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cej0hns0n
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The museum had some great pieces and was very well organized. You also get to see the old jail that used to be in the back of the building. Some really fun exhibits upstairs featuring women's rights, local military, and Buffalo Bill Cody. The most...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This award-winning museum tells the stories of numerous happenings and fascinating people from Porter County. I appreciate their attention to making exhibits visually appealing and interactive while telling a rich narrative. The Prehistoric Porter County tells the story of mastodon bones being found in Boone...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A good place to go on a rainy day for kids. There are fun facts to learn about Porter Co..Locals can be found here.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank BillK1293
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A little history but more about the lake shore than the rest of Porter County. Would have liked more about the history of the entire county. Some interesting displays but we were done in 15 min.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank john b
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This museum is small but packed with local history. It has a really neat exhibit on mastodons from the area. It is really nice to have a place that showcases local history. It is a small place and a short visit is all you need...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We moved to Porter County from out of state and found this museum to be very interesting and helpful. The curator is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Laura H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Local history - some very interesting artifacts. Dinosaur bones & tusks. Great place to spend an hour or two while waiting for local dinner seats. Free - no cost. Donations accepted.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank hgwilk1
Reviewed 17 October 2016

After recently moving to Valpo, I learned that there was a Museum just down the road from my house. We went here on a rainy day and overall it was a pleasant surprise just how much history there was in this small town! The displays...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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