Monday, Jan. 20
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit any open Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites location on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to receive free admission. *At the Indiana State Museum, each visitor is encouraged to bring a canned good to be donated to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

Celebrate Dr. King's dream and explore the story of the fight for civil rights. Films, activities and community partners will fill the museum in celebration of the life and times of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. See some of Dr. King's most iconic speeches, experience activities themed around civil and human rights, create a "Dream" mural, and reflect on what you can do to ensure Dr. King's dream lives on for future generations. 

Indiana State Museum visitors will see the Senate version of the 13th Amendment, one of only three copies signed by senators as well as Abraham Lincoln. The museum's copy of the Emancipation Proclamation is one of only 48 copies signed by Lincoln and sold to benefit wounded soldiers in 1864. Only 25 copies survive today. These copies are among the greatest treasures in the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection and are not often on display at the museum due to their delicate nature. 

No need to bring a canned good for free admission to our state historic sites. Just bring your sense of adventure and excitement for learning. Begin planning your trip by exploring the map below.

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Please note that Gene Stratton-Porter, New Harmony and Whitewater Canal state historic sites will not be open for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as they are closed for the season.