Indiana Medical History Museum, Indianapolis

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The Indiana Medical History Museum is an Indianapolis monument to the beginning of psychiatric medical research. It is located on the grounds of what was formerly Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane, later shortened to Central State Hospital. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 25, 1972, as the Old Pathology Building.

It is the United States' oldest surviving pathology laboratory.
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  • Fascinating place with a wonderful guide to enhance the visit. A powerful learning experience about the development of organized medicine in Indiana. Great displays and fascinating...  more »
  • The tour takes about an hour, with a little time available afterwards to learn about the brains of some of the former patients stored here. Amazing to see a 100 year old lab and how a mental...  more »
  • Was in the area so decided to stop in hoping that my museum membership would cover this museum as well of which it was not a participating facility. However, we were able to walk around and educate ourselves in the medicinal gardens on the property. I haven't taken extra cash with me as I was in town to support my granddaughters softball team. I would definitely like to return and tour the museum at some point.
  • It was very cool to walk around this building. Most everything is in tact and just as it was before. I think the tour could have been more detailed and more organized. The tour seemed very slow paced to me.

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