Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy

20 Red Skelton Blvd. (GPS use: 100 W. Portland Ave.) | Vincennes, IN.  47591


The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy celebrates the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest comedians. This 3,500 square foot, fully interactive museum focuses on Red’s life and the many characters, such as Freddie the Freeloader and Clem Kadiddlehopper, whom he brought to life through his radio and television shows. Another part of the museum experience is a short film featuring famous American comedians who entertained audiences throughout the years.

The Red Skelton Museum is a testament to the impact one man can have on the lives of others. Red’s life story parallels definitive moments in American history which hold lessons for us all as citizens. From his career in vaudeville, in radio, television and film, we see the character of man emerge which reminds us of the importance and value of our individual roles in society as family members, colleagues, and patriots.

Red’s ability to perform his comedic routines during his bleakest personal tragedies speak to his fortitude and altruism which inspire us to reach outside of ourselves to impact the lives of others in positive ways.

Additional Details

This location is wheelchair accessible.


Operating Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday, Noon - 5:00pm *Closed Mondays & Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
**Summer hours: June - August, Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday Noon - 5:00pm

Admission Details: Adults, $8/each; Seniors 60+, $7/each; Students Kindergarten through College, $5/each; Children under 5 FREE!The Red Skelton Museum is a member of the North America Reciprocal Museum program. NARM members will receive free admission to the museum by showing their membership card from their home museum with the NARM logo on it. The first Sunday of every month is "Summers Sunday" in honor of Dr. Phillip Summers, with free admission for all guests! *To book group tours of 10 or more contact our marketing department at or 812.888.2105 or call the Vincennes/Knox Co. Visitors & Tourism Bureau at 1.800.886.6443.


Manager: Anne Pratt

Phone: 812.888.4184


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