Released March 16, 2020

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Temporarily Closes in Response to COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2020) – At the direction of the governor and in compliance with recommendations from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), all 12 locations of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will be temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, effective March 17. This decision was made in the interest of protecting visitors, staff and volunteers.

This situation continues to evolve, and a reopen date will be established in conjunction with ISDH. Any planned programs or events through the end of April will also be canceled or rescheduled, and registered attendees will be notified. Ticketholders may turn their program fees into a donation to the museum, or refunds will be available for any tickets purchased. Questions about tickets can be directed to Visitor Services at (317) 232-1637.

Any updates will be posted on the museum system’s website at and on social media.

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, offering visitors a chance to engage with Indiana’s past and present and see how their actions help shape the future. At each location, visitors are invited to explore big questions and create lasting experiences that will resonate long after each visit ends. Whether interested in art or architecture, history or science, there’s something for everyone and every interest. The Indianapolis museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The historic sites are located statewide, stretching from Rome City in northeastern Indiana to Evansville in the southwest.