We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Indiana Historical Society

Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights

We came for the Colts Exhibit and stayed for the trees. Such a neat place and experience. The staff... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
Houston, Texas
Fabulous Festival of Trees

80 trees this year do not disappoint. Love to see the creativity and festivity - especially the... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Fishers, Indiana
Read all 157 reviews
All photos (71)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the...more
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
Downtown Indianapolis
+1 317-232-1882
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Indianapolis
from US$32.49
More Info
Reviews (157)
Filter reviews
155 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cole porter interactive exhibits research library live action canal level christmas tree exhibit trees decorated live singer actors playing camp atterbury player piano experience history history center visit museums ohio street summer concert series gift shop
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 155 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2019

We came for the Colts Exhibit and stayed for the trees. Such a neat place and experience. The staff was extremely knowledgeable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rachl143
Reviewed 9 December 2018

80 trees this year do not disappoint. Love to see the creativity and festivity - especially the "family tree" by local genealogy society! Great exhibits and nice gift shop. Parking lot is off Ohio Street and can be for free depending on what you spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hellmbeck
Reviewed 8 December 2018

We visited the museum particularly for the Festival of Trees, intrigued by the prospect of 80 decorated Christmas trees. The trees are sponsored and decorated by various businesses and not-for-profit agencies; many are a unique spin on a traditional tree such as a tree in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oakleaf-delphi
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Having been to the several other IN history museums in Indy, my wife & I thought we’d see what the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center had to offer. A VERY nice facility, it has a wide diversity of interesting focal points—the Colts football...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IndyKenn
Reviewed 26 November 2018

The Festival of Trees, The Gettysburg/ Letters Home, Destination Indiana Exhibits were unique with an Indiana perspective. The Festival of Trees exhibit has 80 decorated trees featuring Indiana businesses and history. Visitors have the opportunity to vote for their three favorites. Destination Indiana has user...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Renate P
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The Gettysburg/Letters Home exhibit is one of the more interesting exhibits we have ever seen in a museum. After reading text, viewing photos on the walls, the visitor is ushered into the home of the mother of the author of the letters. She remains in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dzi614
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We were recently invited to attend a special event in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater at the Indiana History Center, a lecture by Prof. Peter Carmichael on the personal side of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War in general. Carmichael, a noted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The museum was thorough with two floors and a good amount of information about the history of the state and history in general. The new Colts museum is cool to see and the Civil War letter reading is unique as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jakejakejake38
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Our family only recently moved to Indiana and we didn't know very much about the place or the people. We attended the IPS Back to School Festival this month and were able to enjoy complimentary admission to the museum. The exhibits are interesting and kept...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Athena W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum during one of the free evenings they have in June and July during the summer concert series. I was delighted with all of the entertaining, interactive exhibits. We visited one about Italian prisoners of war held at Camp Atterbury during World...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dawn R
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 191 nearby hotels
Residence Inn Indianapolis Downtown on the Canal
410 reviews
.21 km away
Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol
379 reviews
.27 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown
581 reviews
.41 km away
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
1,410 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,648 nearby restaurants
Cafe Patachou
873 reviews
.51 km away
Loughmiller's Pub & Eatery
252 reviews
.42 km away
Jack's Donuts
70 reviews
.48 km away
Thai Paradise
98 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 382 nearby attractions
Victory Field
1,211 reviews
.74 km away
Indiana Repertory Theatre
182 reviews
.58 km away
Monument Circle
805 reviews
.65 km away
Rhythm! Discovery Center
156 reviews
.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
21 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from interceptpubs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we've even done it - although it was many years ago. you can do it from their website, just follow the link to the shop page (we'd list it directly but tripadvisor has some arcane rule against doing so) or call the... More
10 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ljg0rman | Reviewed this property |
Yes...accessible 😊