Throughout most of the warm months, Wylie House remains comfortable due to its high ceilings, thick walls, and cross ventilating doors and windows, but during high heat and high humidity days it may be too warm for some visitors' comfort. We can provide hand fans and have a filtered water station available to guests.
Wylie House Museum is open to the public Wed.-Sat., 10am - 4pm. Guided tours are free led by student and volunteer docents. The museum is closed on major holidays and during Indiana University Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. Wylie House is always accessible through its virtual tour via Research Technologies, UITS. The museum also offers an AVT Accessible Virtual Tour by AVA Inclusivity, Inc. IU student tours, research visits, and large group tours can be arranged by calling (812) 855-6224 or emailing libwylie @ indiana.edu.
Built in 1835 by Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana University, the Wylie House is now a historic house museum administered by the IU Libraries. The museum is open to the public and serves as a campus resource for classes and research. Wylie House is located just southwest of campus, near the original campus location. Collections include family artifacts, photographs, and archival materials. Digital exhibits can be found on the museum's online exhibit platform. Learn more about our garden programs and Seed Library.
Mission Statement: Wylie House Museum actively supports the academic mission of Indiana University and engages visitors in immersive and inclusive histories associated with the home.
Indiana University Bloomington, including the Wylie House Museum, is built upon the ancestral homelands and resources of the Miami, Delaware, Potawatami, and Shawnee people. Wylie House honors them as past, present, and future caretakers of the land through recognition, education, and interpretation.
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