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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana Experience Admission $15 Adults$14 Seniors (60 and over)$5 Youth (ages 5 through 17)$2 Access Pass HoldersFree Children under 5Free IHS MembersFree Educators and Military Free parking with admission in IHS lot off New York Street.
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Visit the Indiana Historical Society. Where the past comes to life!

History shouldn’t lie flat in a textbook or behind a glass case. It should grab people and transport them back in time. Take that immersive trip yourself at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Located along the Central Canal in downtown Indianapolis, the History Center invites you to experience Indiana’s past in new and interactive ways.

There are dozens of things to see and do during your visit. We can’t list them all, so here are a few of the can’t-miss adventures that await you at the Indiana History Center.


Chuck Taylor All Star

Put on a virtual reality headset and get ready to bring your A-game when you travel back in time to play with Hoosier basketball legend Chuck Taylor. And learn about the popular shoes that bear his name.

Eva Kor, Holocaust Survivor

Eva Kor survived a nightmare and went on to live the American Dream. In the exhibit, Eva Kor from Auschwitz to Indiana, visitors can learn about Eva’s journey and amazing story of survival. And through an interactive, hologram-like projection, Dimensions in Testimony, you can talk face to face with Eva and hear how she lived through Auschwitz and the experiments of Dr. Joseph Mengele to become one of the most influential Holocaust educators and activists in the world.

Circus City

The story of the circus in Indiana is one of resilience. In the face of unimaginable challenges and setbacks, the circus workers of the state demonstrated the mantra of the entertainment industry: The show must go on. The Indiana Historical Society’s newest exhibit, Circus City, explores the circus primarily as a story of people and labor in the 20th century. Now open at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Circus City examines different aspects of the circus in our state. The exhibit is open through June 8, 2024.


At the height of the power of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in May 1924, they planned a rally in the city of South Bend, Ind. The RESIST! exhibit seeks to help visitors understand key questions and realities around the Ku Klux Klan’s rise to power in Indiana. It also features how people resisted and raised questions about how to combat hate.


Singer in Cole Porter room at the History Center.

Designed to evoke the style of New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the Cole Porter room pays tribute to this Indiana legend. Join in during a live sing-along performance* on one of Porter’s hits such as “Night and Day” or “I Get a Kick Out of You.” Or watch one of our virtual singers perform a Porter classic.

*Live performances subject to change.


The Stardust Terrace Café is managed by long-time Indy favorite, Jonathan Byrd’s and features an eclectic menu designed by Café manager Will Krystek. From classic Boar’s Head deli-style sandwiches to Will’s daily pizza specials and home-cooked entrees, you can’t go wrong with any choice!

The cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m to 2 p.m.


snow globes

The Basile History Market is the only independent bookstore in downtown Indianapolis. It features Indiana art, books, jewelry, music and more. A large selection of products inspired by our state’s history make it the perfect stop for all your gift-giving needs.

Educators and history buffs will love our unique selections. And, as an independent bookstore, we can order (just about) any book you want. Even if we don’t have it in stock. The History Market is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


The W. Brooks and Wanda Y. Fortune History Lab is where we save history in real-time. It’s a state-of-the-art facility where we care for IHS’s manuscript, printed and visual collections – original manuscripts, manuscript volumes, maps, broadsides, photographs and pamphlets.

With hands-on activities and computer-based software, visitors will gain an understanding and appreciation of the importance of saving history for future generations.


We are home to the premier research library for Indiana history and the Old Northwest. Access to the library is free, and our staff can help guide you to the right resources, regardless of your research experience.

The library hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Reading Room closes for research at 4 p.m.

Those wishing to access collections materials not found in our Reference Room need to do so by appointment by contacting the library reference desk at or (317) 234-0321.


We offer free parking. Easily access our lot from New York Street and bring your parking ticket to the Welcome desk for validation. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are available at the door, but we recommend buying them online to receive a discount.


The Indiana Historical Society aims to provide a welcoming and engaging experience for all guests of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Please contact IHS at (317) 232-1882 with questions, concerns or to make advance plans for your visit.

Museum Hours

Tuesday through Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The museum occasionally offers extended hours. Check our calendar for details.

Admission Prices

Indiana Experience Admission (at the door)

$15 Adults; $14 Seniors (60 and over); $5 Youth (ages 5 through 17) and Student (with valid school/college ID); $2 Access Pass Holders; Free Children under 5; Free IHS Members; Free Educators and Military

Free parking with admission in lot off New York Street.

Directions/Building Address/Parking

Our parking lot entrance on New York remains open to visitors during the nearby construction projects on New York and Ohio Streets.

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Free parking with admission in lot off New York Street.

Special Pricing/Offers
  • Access Pass Members: $2 (ID REQUIRED)
  • Discounted tickets for Educators, First Responders/Healthcare Workers, Military (active, retired and veteran), ICAA, Time Traveler Network and Local History Partner Plus can be reserved in advance and require ID for entry.
  • We also offer group discounts. Call 317-232-1882 for details.
Building Accessibility

Our building is ADA compliant. Click here to learn more about our accessibility resources.

Save $2 per ticket (adults & seniors) when you purchase online.

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