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General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

200 Wallace Ave, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-2546
+1 765-362-5769
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Hoosier Renaissance Man, General Lew Wallace

Our visit to the Lew Wallace Study and Museum was fascinating. The brief film outlined the... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
david410berry
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Kalispell, Montana
amazing library

His study is really amazing and the guide was totally charming. The grounds were interesting, too... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
KeithHruza
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Ashland, New Hampshire
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The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, a National Historic Landmark and 2008 winner of the National Medal for Museum Service, features General Wallace’s personal Study, a unique building situated on over 3.5 acres of park-like land; his 1870 Carriage House, now an interpretive center and exhibit hall; and original memorabilia from throughout his life and career as a soldier, statesman, and the celebrated author of Ben-Hur, the best selling novel of the 19th century. Please allow at least 1 hour for a visit. No tours will be started after 4:15 Eastern. The Museum is CLOSED for tours on the fourth Saturday of August each year (August 25, 2018).
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200 Wallace Ave, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-2546
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Our visit to the Lew Wallace Study and Museum was fascinating. The brief film outlined the impressive and varied achievements of this Indiana native. His military career included 2 wars, serving as a high ranking and successful Union general in the Civil War.He worked as...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

His study is really amazing and the guide was totally charming. The grounds were interesting, too, to a socially challenged researcher who wants to spend all his time in books.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was our prime reason to visit Crawfordsville. The DVD presentation at the start was great. Our tour guide did a wonderful job explaining the world of Lew Wallace. I came away sensing here was a vastly underappreciated American hero. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We have passed the road signs for the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum many times, and we finally stopped in to check it out. We were blown away by how wonderful this small museum and Study is! you are greeted at the small museum...More

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Sadly, General Wallace's house no longer stands, but the separate study he built is beautiful and worth the stop. Your visit starts in the Carriage House with a video about the general. It is surprising just how much he accomplished in his lifetime and his...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We drove over to Crawfordsville, IN last Tuesday with our 'Hear, Go, See' group from church to see this amazing site for ourselves. Located in this architecturally rich town, with statuesque and stately homes, General Lew Wallace's Study and Museum was a real treat. We...More

2  Thank Dave46033
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a historic treasure. Lew Wallace was the author of Ben Hur. He built this study as a personal space, his home is gone but the study remains as a testament to an early Renaissance man. The grounds are behind a tall brick wall...More

1  Thank vservies
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Museum just opened for 2017 season. Weve been here before and enjoyed first trip so much we had to return. Learned a lot first time and learned more this time. Lee Wallace is a decorated Civil War General. He served on the commission responsible for...More

2  Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I'm a Civil War buff and the Lew Wallace Museum/Study was a must see. I was definitely not disappointed. The pre-tour film depicting the General's amazing accomplishments is very well done and quite informative. The study, designed by Wallace based on his world travels, is...More

2  Thank OpaSteve
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This past weekend my husband and I went on a day trip to Crawfordsville Indiana. While there we went to General Lew Wallace Study and Museum. We were met at the Carriage House by two very nice volunteers. We paid our fee of $5 and...More

1  Thank NanaB12015
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