The Indiana war Memorial Museum displays, preserves and honors American Military History from the Revolutionary war to the present day. The museum also focuses on Indiana's role in military achievements and sacrifices, and various peace keeping missions around the world. It is a 30,000 square foot museum in Indianapolis, featuring extensive exhibits and military collection. The museum exhibits cover the revolutionary war, war of 1812, the civil war, world war I and II, the Gulf war and the war on terror. The museum offers free admission and is open to pubic tours Wednesday through Sunday.
Things to Do
- The war memorial museum is a fascinating place to visit, the exterior of the memorial has a Greek architectural design, the building has three main floors.
- See the exhibits and items in the USS Indianapolis gallery, it has firearms, uniforms, an AH-1 Cobra Attack helicopter, and many military artifacts and photos.
- View firearms used by the military, cannons and vehicles, a world war II-era jeep, models of battleship USS Indiana, as well as weapons, medals, and touchscreen-driven informational & interactive databases.
- View the battle flag collection of more than 400 battle flags, also see the USS Indianapolis ship's radio room used during world war II.
- The upper level has a shrine room, the shrine room symbolizes the "great war", this shrine commemorates the sacrifices made by the soldiers.
Indiana War Memorial Museum Insider Tips
- A gift shop can be found in the museum.