Tours & Reservations

The Indiana War Memorials consist of the Indiana War Memorial, Soldiers & Sailors Monument, University Park, Veteran's Memorial Plaza, American Legion Mall and the USS Indianapolis Memorial. They are operated by the Indiana War Memorials Commission to commemorate the valor and sacrifice of Hoosier veterans of our nation's conflicts and to provide for the education and enjoyment of visitors.


There are two Indiana War Memorial Museums. A "time-line" museum of Indiana's role in our nation's conflicts is housed in the lower level of the Indiana War Memorial building. The Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum is in the lower level of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. There is no admission charge for either museum. Hours of operation are:

Indiana War Memorial Museum: Wednesday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum and Soldiers & Sailors Monument

  • May - October: Wednesday - Sunday, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • November - April: Friday - Sunday, 10:30 - 5:30 PM

The museums are closed on Monday and Tuesday and on all National and State holidays except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Business Office hours are below.

Museums Email:

Tours and Group Visits:

Groups are always welcome during operating hours. Guided tours are given during regular operating hours, but must be scheduled in advance. Veteran group tours during non-operating hours may be available given sufficient advance notice. to make reservations, please call 317-233-0528 or email

Business Offices:

431 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Open 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Closed weekends and holidays.
Phone: 317 232-7615
Fax: 317 233-4285