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Indiana War Memorial

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The Indiana War Memorial— unequivocally the crown jewel of the War Memorial Plaza National Historic District—was built to honor Hoosier veterans of World War I.

Today, through the Indiana War Museum, it also conveys the contributions and sacrifices of Hoosier service men and women from the Revolutionary War through recent peacekeeping operations and conflicts.

NOTE: 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.

Museum hours & location

Special features and exhibits in the three-floor museum include:


Indiana Veterans

Exhibit BackgrounderStories of Service
January 31, 2023

Stories of Service: Major Charity Adams

Early Life  Charity Adams was born on December 5, 1918 in Kittrell, North Carolina. She grew up in Columbia, South Carolina until moving to Ohio to continue her education at…
General InformationStories of Service
February 7, 2022

Stories of Service: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols

Lucy Higgs Nichols was an African American who escaped slavery and became a nurse for a regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Read on to learn…
Artifacts and AttractionsGeneral InformationPress ReleasesStories of Service
August 24, 2021

20th Anniversary of 9/11: A Reflection on our Nation’s Resolve and Resiliency

20th Anniversary of 9/11: A Reflection on our Nation’s Resolve and Resiliency Most of us vividly remember the exact moment, nearly 20 years ago, when we learned about the terrorist…

Take a Virtual Tour

Explore the monuments, museums and memorials of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District—virtually.

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Hours & Location


Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Admission to the museum is free, although donations are appreciated.


Enter through main entrance at 55 East Michigan Street.

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