Art lovers, science junkies, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs! Welcome to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Here, you’ll experience the power of storytelling using people, places and things in ways that will inspire the imagination. With everything from historic mansions and wooded retreats, to a working grist mill and Indiana’s first capitol, you and your family can follow the threads of powerful stories all across the state with experiences designed to inspire and amaze! Here, you’ll discover museum destinations for every age and interest.

Our Mission

To serve as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places and things.

Our Vision

Be the leader in informal lifelong learning that is recognized, sought-after and celebrated regionally, nationally and globally.