If you will be visiting The History Museum for the first time, we welcome you!
When you arrive, please let our Visitor Services staff member know that you are new to the museum. He or she will be ready to answer all questions and cheerfully provide you with whatever information will be helpful to make your visit a wonderful experience.
Make sure you get information about becoming a member, because once you visit The History Museum, we hope you’ll return again very soon!

Kids & Families

The cheerful sound of families exploring history at our museum is a welcome one. Families find that the historic houses and exhibits at The History Museum are intriguing and fun. Visits to our museum is very affordable for families because special rates apply to youth 6 – 17, and children 5 and under are free. With free, convenient parking and other amenities, a family visit has much added value. The Studebaker National Museum is adjacent to The History Museum, creating an opportunity for a full day of fun. And virtually within blocks are three other museums and several other attractions, providing out-of-town visitors with ample experiences from which to select. 


For individuals who are 60-plus, The History Museum has special admission rates as well as special membership rates. Seniors might also be especially interested in a monthly program offered, Insights in History. The program consists of a lecture as well as tour of a related area of the museum. The program began in 2004 and has been going strong ever since.

Motor Coach Groups

The History Museum likes rolling out the red carpet for tour groups. Our site includes two historic houses (The Oliver Mansion and the Worker’s Home), through which guided tours are given. Tours of the exhibits are self-guided.

We are happy to customize tours for individual group needs. A warm welcome awaits tour groups on the day of their visit. Guided tours begin promptly and our museum staff stands ready to assist any way we can. We offer spacious parking and complimentary passes for driver and tour leader. A discount admission is offered for groups of 20 or more who visit The History Museum and Studebaker National Museum. The rate per person is $10.00. Reservations are necessary and can be made by contacting our tour coordinator by calling (574) 235-9664, ext. 241 or email

Special Accommodations

The History Museum’s exhibition galleries are barrier free.  We regret that the historic houses (Copshaholm, The Oliver Mansion and the Worker’s Home) are not.  Tours of both homes require climbing several flights of stairs.  If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact the museum prior to your visit.

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