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General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

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Welcome to the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum! We hope a trip to our National Historic Landmark will be a wonderful centerpiece of your Central Indiana vacation. The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum celebrates and renews belief in the power of the individual spirit to affect American history and culture.

Educational Resources

Of all the challenges educators face, finding quality resources shouldn't be one of them. The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is the perfect partner in meeting educational standards and providing students with the highest-quality learning experiences.

Programs: What's Happening at the Lew

Each year, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum presents educational and entertaining programs for learners of all ages that demonstrate the qualities of leadership, ingenuity, exploration and character that General Wallace embodied throughout his life.

In 2013, these programs will include:

  • Annual exhibit - Generations: The Descendants of Lew & Susan Wallace
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of the Study and Carriage House
  • Walking Tours
  • Garden Tour
  • History Beneath Us
  • Genealogy lectures
  • Archi Camp
  • The Taste of Montgomery County
  • Holiday High Tea & Fashion Show

About Us: The Study

General Lew Wallace's study is a separate building that was constructed fifty yards north of his residence in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The study was built between 1895 and 1898 and cost the then-remarkable sum of $30,000. The building is an eclectic combination of three types of architecture: Romanesque, Byzantine and Periclean Greek. The building is composed of a concrete and steel undercarriage, brick walls, limestone friezes and porches, and capped with a copper roof and cupola.

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Tue10:00 AM5:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM5:00 PM
Notes: Monday by appointment only Final tours begin at 4:30 p.m.


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