MUSEUMS

CANDLES HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

1532 S 3rd St., Terre Haute, IN 47802

(812) 234-7881

In 1995, Eva Mozes Kor opened the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, with a mission to prevent prejudice and hatred through education about the Holocaust. Thousands of people, including many school groups, have visited CANDLES since it opened.

 

In 2003, the museum was destroyed by arson, but Eva vowed to rebuild. With the help of a generous public outpouring of support, the museum was rebuilt and reopened in 2005. 

CLABBER GIRL MUSEUM

900 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47807

(812) 232-9446

At the Clabber Girl Museum, you’ll experience the history of one of the oldest brands in America and delight in the art of home baking. The museum is more than just the history of Clabber Girl. It also features glimpses into the history of Terre Haute and the evolution of American baking over the past two centuries.

EUGENE V DEBS MUSEUM

451 N 8th St., Terre Haute, IN 47807

(812) 232-2163

The Eugene V. Debs Museum is the former house of Eugene V. Debs and Katherine Metzel Debs. After changing hands for many years, it was purchased in 1962 by a small group of Terre Hautians who had a strong admiration for Debs. It is now owned and operated by the Debs Foundation as a free museum.

The interior of the museum features many of Debs’ possessions and other artifacts from his lifetime. The rooms are open for guests to wander.

FIRE-POLICE MUSEUM

1717 S 8th St., Terre Haute, IN 47802

(812) 234-0233

At the Fire-Police Museum, you see memorabilia from 1910 to the 1940s including the first motorized fire truck used in Indiana, Terre Haute first horse-drawn ambulance operated by the Police Department in 1885, and other exhibits. 

INDIANA TRACK & FIELD AND CROSS COUNTRY HALL OF FAME MUSEUM

5353 E Margaret Dr., Terre Haute, IN 47803

(812) 234-5555

Opened in 2011, the Indiana Track & Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame Museum celebrates outstanding Indiana high school and Olympic athletes and coaches.

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM

5170 E Poplar Dr., Terre Haute, IN 47803

(812) 877-6007

The Native American Museum is located in beautiful Dobbs Park. It is the only museum of its kind to be operated by a city parks department in the Midwest. The permanent displays feature the life ways of the native peoples of the Northeast Woodlands, and there are numerous temporary exhibits as well.

SHELDON SWOPE ART MUSEUM

25 S 7th St., Terre Haute, IN 47807

(812) 238-1676

In March of 1942, the Sheldon Swope Art Museum formally opened its doors to the public with nationwide attention.

 

For over 75 years, the museum located in downtown Terre Haute continues to collect, preserve and celebrate the best in American art with programs and exhibitions designed to engage, stimulate and educate those whose lives it touches.

TERRE HAUTE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

727 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47807

(812) 235-5548

The Terre Haute Children's Museum is three stories of fun, laughter and exploration located in the heart of Terre Haute.

 

Since its early beginnings, the museum has more than doubled in size and has educated more than 230,000 children and adults from 22 counties in Indiana and Illinois. The museum has received funding from the National Science Foundation and participates in a national consortium of 14 science and technology museums.

THE SHRINE OF SAINT MOTHER THEODORE GUERIN

1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

(812) 535-2945

The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin is the final resting place of Saint Mother Theodore (Saint Theodora), the foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

 

The shrine, opened in October 2014, has been designed to represent Mother Theodore’s journey from France to the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods including an exhibit area filled with details of Saint Mother Theodore’s life and the ongoing legacy of the order she founded.

VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF TERRE HAUTE

1129 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47807

(812) 208-1396

This military history museum features memorabilia from many wars and is open Saturdays with free admission. Its goal is to preserving America's military history one veteran at a time.

VIGO COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

929 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807

(812) 235-9717

The Vigo County Historical Museum is home to over 100,000 objects, spanning the history of Vigo County and Terre Haute. Major collections include the Bindley Pharmacy and Coca-Cola memorabilia from the Root Family commemorating the birth place of the Coca-Cola bottle. In addition, the Museum has a vast research library of photographs and printed materials.

WABASH VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM

1316 Plum St., Terre Haute, IN 47804

(812) 238-9958

Whether your interests lie in the past or the present, the WVRM has functional displays that will engage visitors. Get a feeling for railroading in the 1880s as you visit the vintage TH&I freight depot, or take a look at modern mainline operations from the elevated train watching platform, dedicated to the memory of Society Charter Member and Haley operator Clee J. Sprague.

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