Indiana Historical Society

Downtown Indianapolis

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State history explored through 3-D re-creations of photos and events with historical actors, interactive experiences, and a conservation lab

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History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.

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  • $7 for two general admissions (up to a $14 value)
  • $12 for four general admissions (up to a $28 value)

In addition to admission to the Indiana Experience, visitors can visit the William H. Smith Memorial Library, the Basile History Market, and the Stardust Terrace Café.

Indiana Historical Society

In 1830, a group of history enthusiasts formed a club around a pledge to delve deep into their state’s history and record each decade’s goings-on. So were the humble beginnings of the Indiana Historical Society, now an expansive home for artifacts, images, and a library, all showcasing the state's rich past.

One of the facility's main attractions, the Indiana Experience sculpts the Indiana Historical Society's research into interactive exhibits and programs to forge personal connections between modern populations and their regional predecessors. Within, actors interpret the lives of historical figures and guests interact with three-dimensional re-creations of historic photographs in the You Are There series. In the most recent You Are There, City Under Water, visitors can help with the recovery effort after the great flood of 1913, interacting with volunteers to help the flood sufferers and exploring the Wulf’s Hall Relief Station.

The William H. Smith Memorial Library also maintains a can't-miss archive of documents that explore Indiana's history, including films, sheet music, and historic newspapers, as well as more than 1.7 million photographs. When hunger makes its way onto agendas, visitors can dine indoors at Stardust Terrace Café or outdoors on its canal-side patio.

Customer Reviews

I enjoyed taking a step back into the past. The reinactors were excellent.
Sarah S. · 2 days ago
This field trip is always fun and we learn new history every time we go. We recommend visiting more than once.
Amanda H. · January 29, 2017
My friend and I used my Groupon to go to the Festival of Trees exhibit in December. The building is beautiful and the displays top notch! I will definitely go again to view things I missed. My Groupon saved us a lot of money on the entrance fee.
Shirley P. · January 29, 2017
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    Downtown Indianapolis

    450 W. Ohio St.

    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    +13172321882

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