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Tour the lighthouse, learn about Miss Harriet Colfax, a past Michigan City Lighthouse Keeper, and discover the stories of other local lighthouses and the ships that have visited the waters they watch over at the Old Lighthouse Museum in Michigan City. Or see the detailed wax figures from the gangster era at the John Dillinger Museum in Hammond.
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Museums

Discover history, art and culture at the museums throughout the South Shore.

Come on an interactive historical adventure illustrating the life and times of John Dillinger at the John Dillinger Museum in Hammond. This museum features gangsters during the 1930's depression era and advancements made in crime fighting technology during the first 30 years of the 20th century.

Located in the state-of-art Center for the Arts on the Valparaiso University campus, the Brauer Museum of Art is home to a nationally recognized collection of 19th, 20th, and 21st century American art and includes works by Frederic Edwin Church, Asher B. Durand, Childe Hassam, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Ed Paschke.

The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum in Cedar Lake depicts the lifestyle of ice farmers of the late 1800's and early 1900's. Visitors also learn how Dr. William Scholl started his famous shoe making business in Cedar Lake.

 

 

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John Dillinger Museum

  • 7770 Corinne Drive
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • Region: Hammond
  • Phone: (219) 989-7770 | Toll-Free: (800) 597-4383
  • Website

Come on an interactive historical adventure illustrating the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters during the 1930’s depression era and see advancements made in crime fighting … More

Barker Mansion

  • 631 Washington Street
  • Michigan City, IN 463602
  • Phone: (219) 873-1520

Brauer Museum of Art

  • 1709 Chapel Drive
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Region: Valparaiso
  • Phone: (219) 464-5365

Great Lakes Museum of Military History

  • 360 Dunes Plaza
  • W. US Hwy. 20
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Region: Michigan City
  • Phone: (219) 872-2702

Griffith Historical Park & Railroad Museum

  • 201 S. Broad Street
  • Griffith, IN 46319
  • Region: Griffith
  • Phone: (219) 924-9701

Hobart Historical Museum

  • 706 East Fourth Street
  • Hobart, IN 46342
  • Region: Hobart
  • Phone: (219) 942-0970

Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

  • 507 Mulberry Street
  • PO Box 75
  • North Judson, IN 46366
  • Region: North Judson
  • Phone: (574) 896-3950

Lake County Historical Museum

  • Courthouse Square, Suite 202
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 662-3975

Lake of the Red Cedars Museum

  • 7404 Constitution Avenue
  • Cedar Lake, IN 46303
  • Region: Cedar Lake
  • Phone: (219) 374-7562

Little Red Schoolhouse and Museum

  • Hessville Park, 7205 Kennedy Avenue
  • Hammond, IN 46320
  • Region: Hammond
  • Phone: (219) 931-7559
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