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General Lew Wallace Study and Museum

200 Wallace Ave, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-2546
+1 765-362-5769
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Pleasant day trip into history.

Museum just opened for 2017 season. Weve been here before and enjoyed first trip so much we had to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara H
Covington, United States
via mobile
Fascinating experience

I'm a Civil War buff and the Lew Wallace Museum/Study was a must see. I was definitely not... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Selbyville, Delaware
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The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, a National Historic Landmark and 2008 winner of the National Medal for Museum Service, features General Wallace’s personal Study, a unique building situated on over 3.5 acres of park-like land; his 1870 Carriage House, now an interpretive center and exhibit hall; and original memorabilia from throughout his life and career as a soldier, statesman, and the celebrated author of Ben-Hur, the best selling novel of the 19th century.
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200 Wallace Ave, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-2546
+1 765-362-5769
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Museum just opened for 2017 season. Weve been here before and enjoyed first trip so much we had to return. Learned a lot first time and learned more this time. Lee Wallace is a decorated Civil War General. He served on the commission responsible for...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I'm a Civil War buff and the Lew Wallace Museum/Study was a must see. I was definitely not disappointed. The pre-tour film depicting the General's amazing accomplishments is very well done and quite informative. The study, designed by Wallace based on his world travels, is...More

Thank OpaSteve
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This past weekend my husband and I went on a day trip to Crawfordsville Indiana. While there we went to General Lew Wallace Study and Museum. We were met at the Carriage House by two very nice volunteers. We paid our fee of $5 and...More

Thank NanaB12015
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We love taking our friends to the Lew Wallace study. The grounds are beautiful with small pocket Gardens that are well-maintained, marked and historic. The building itself is unique and has a great story behind it's structure. Inside is an unbelievable amount of history in...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We took a little fall trip to get away from it all. We stayed at a B&B in Yountsville and toured Crawfordsville. We were not aware of the Ben Hur-Crawfordsville connection and Lew Wallace! The introduction movie was excellent, the staff and guide were superb...More

Thank swsands
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Spent and interesting hour with a very knowledgeable guide who knew all about the General. Good place for anyone who appreciates Ben Hur.

Thank futureknave
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I visited twice in June with a group of school children grades 4-8. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable!

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The General Lew Harris study it is such an interesting place. It is not a large place by any means, but there is so much packed in to this building. The general had many different careers throughout his life. He was a lawyer, a writer...More

Thank Aylaeh C
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a very interesting place to visit - just an hour from Indianapolis. Author (Ben Hur), musician, artist, politician, military man - what an astonishing life. He attended the dedication of The Monument in Indy along with other celebrities, and his bust was moved...More

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Although we knew of General Lew Wallace's role in the Civil War and the writing of Ben Hur, we soon learned he was a very diverse, unique and interesting fellow. The tour starts in the carriage house/ticket office where you can view a video about...More

Thank William B
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