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General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

  • Hours
    February through mid-December; Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday CLOSED; Monday By appointment only
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    Physical Address
    200 Wallace Ave
    Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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About This Location

This National Historic Landmark was designed and built by General Lew Wallace as a personal study. Best known as the author of Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace (1827-1905) was a Renaissance Man and notable Hoosier. The Museum houses personal mementos from his service as the Minister to Turkey (1881-1885), Governor of New Mexico Territory (1878-1881), Civil War Major General, and Vice-President of the trial of those who conspired to assassinate President Lincoln. His artwork, violins, inventions, and library are on display, along with memorabilia from various adaptations of Ben-Hur, including the 1959 Oscar-winning version starring Charlton Heston. The Museum is located on 3.5-acres of wooded grounds and is equipped with picnic tables and handicapped-accessible restrooms Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for students. Please visit our website at or contact the museum directly at 765-362-5769 or for more information. Group tours can be arranged by appointment.

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: By appointment only


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