2013 Award Winner: BEST Museum (Finalist)

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Indiana Medical History Museum

Nominated for: BEST Museum

Indiana Medical History Museum 3045 W Vermont St Indianapolis IN (317) 635-7329

The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near west side of Indianapolis. The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1895 and inaugurated in 1896, the nineteen-room Pathological Department Building, as it was then called, is equipped with three clinical laboratories, a photography lab, teaching amphitheater, autopsy room, and library.

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Marie S. on July 18, 2013

Their seminars, nominal fee for tours, and extensive knowledge makes one realize how much history is in one place.

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jpless on July 18, 2013

A secret treasuretrove of 19th century artifacts. The medical auditorium is one of a kind. There were four free standing pathology buildings built in the 1890's. All the others have been torn down. We have preserved a unique structure that was 30 years ahead of its time. John Pless

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Pamela P. on July 18, 2013

This museum is one of a kind, truly, in the U.S. AND, a spring-fall bonus is the medicinal garden planted and maintained by the Purdue Master Gardeners.

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David H. on July 1, 2013

Great museum! Especially with medical demos and history

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Heidi M. on June 27, 2013

Give them your vote! I miss IMHM!!

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Julie R. on June 27, 2013

I have been there several times ..it is an enjoyment every time.

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Janis A. on June 27, 2013

It's the best! You should go!

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rc109 on June 27, 2013

A hidden gem on the west-side of Indianapolis!

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Deanna S. on August 17, 2013

Absolutely awesome! My son and I spent 3 hours there and were fascinated!

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Cindy K. on August 16, 2013

So many facets of Indy yesteryear can be seen in this unique museum. What did doctors infer from anatomy? Who did they study and why? How do old surgical tools look? It's CSI-Indy!

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