February 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Offers Free Admission on Presidents’ Day!
Visitors can explore Angel Mounds, New Harmony, Vincennes historic sites.
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 13, 2024) — In celebration of Presidents’ Day on Feb. 19, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will offer free admission at nearly all 12 of its locations across the state, including two historic sites in southwest Indiana: Angel Mounds, New Harmony and Vincennes.
Although the museum system is typically closed to the public on Mondays, these historic sites will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as a way to celebrate the holiday with the community.
At Angel Mounds in Evansville, visitors can learn the story of the Mississippians, a Native American society that called this location home between the years 1000-1450. Although the site’s visitors center is undergoing renovations and the exhibit portion and gift shop are currently closed, the grounds will be open for people to explore the mounds, village site, and hiking trails.
At New Harmony, visitors can walk the halls of historic buildings, including the Fauntleroy House, Community House No. 2 and Thrall’s Opera House to learn about the early utopian communities — the Harmonists and the Owenites — that once called them home. Plus, visitors will find natural beauty waiting around every turn of the Harmonist Labyrinth. Tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. CST.
Visitors can explore Indiana’s time as a territory at Vincennes, which is the state’s oldest town and also served as the territorial capitol from 1800-13. During guided indoor and outdoor tours, visitors can discover original structures, including the Territorial Capitol and Old French House, and learn what life was like during the territorial period. Building tours will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. while an outdoor tour will take place at 11:15 a.m.
Advance registration is encouraged for guided tours. Visitors can go to www.indianamuseum.org to find more information about Presidents’ Day offerings at other Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites locations across the state.