Beginning 7 October 2023, the lower portion of the museum and the elevator are closed due to construction. There is still access to the Shrine Room by stairs. The eastern and southern portions of the upper floor, including the USS Indianapolis, Vietnam, and 9/11 galleries are open. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Indiana’s rich military history comes alive as you explore the Indiana War Memorial Museum and see the tattered flag of the 15th Indiana Infantry Regiment, stroll along the lush green space at the Veterans Memorial Plaza or sit intently listening to the stories of bravery at the Medal of Honor Memorial. Experiencing these historic landmarks enables us to honor the generations of Hoosiers who defend freedom around the world.
The Indiana War Memorials Foundation is proud to support the museum, monuments and memorials that form the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District—a National Historic Landmark District that is also on the National Register of Historic Places. No other city in the United States maintains as many acres dedicated to honoring veterans. Only Washington D.C. has more monuments dedicated to veterans and military conflicts. These historic treasures give us a concrete and meaningful way to ensure that the sacrifices of Hoosier veterans are remembered forever.
With 25 acres filled with one museum, three parks and various monuments and memorials, Indianapolis ranks first in the nation in the number of acres dedicated to honoring our veterans, and second only to Washington D.C. in the number of monuments.
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