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Indiana Medical History Museum

Type of Attraction
Interests That Apply
Science, History
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Price: $0-$5
The museum does not accept credit or debit cards.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Stairs
Notes: The handicapped entrance is to the side of the building by the sign for the medicinal plant garden. The first floor is totally accessible, but the second floor is only accessible via stairs. A video and booklet describe the contents of the second floor.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Indiana Medical History Museum

Medicine Through the Years

Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
3045 Vermont St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
+1 317 635 7329


The Indiana Medical History Museum contains medical artifacts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It's housed in what was once the pathology building at the former Central State Hospital, and that structure, built in 1895, is America's oldest surviving pathology facility. The museum contains three clinical labs, a photography lab, teaching amphitheater, autopsy room, and library. All of the labs are dedicated to representing the history and beginnings of psychiatry and modern medicine. The museum presents an array of exhibits that are both educational and interesting, including an authentic mid-20th century doctor's office, complete with typical instruments and tools, and a medicinal plant garden showcasing plants that have been used to treat illnesses for centuries.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-4pm, Thurs-Sat
Visit Time: 1hr-1.5hr
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Tours run Thursday through Sunday from 10am-4pm, with the last tour starting at 3pm. You may only go through the museum with a guide; tours start whenever you arrive.
Price: $0-$5
Price Notes: The museum does not accept credit or debit cards.


Indoor with climate control. Notes: The medicinal gardens are outside.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Taxi
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free

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