Wylie House Museum

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*Please Note: Wylie House Museum is CLOSED Thursday, August 1st - Saturday, August 3rd for staff professional development. 

Wylie House Museum's regular public hours are Wed.-Sat., 10am - 4pm.  Guided tours are free  and led by student and volunteer docents. The museum is closed on major holidays and during Indiana University's fall, Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. 

Built in 1835 by Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana University, the Wylie House is now a historic house museum, open to the public and serving as an academic resource for classes and research. Wylie House is located just southwest of IU Bloomington campus, near the original campus location. Collections include family artifacts, photographs,  archival materials, and digital exhibits.  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.

Wylie House Museum  is built upon the ancestral homelands and resources of the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee people. Wylie House honors them as past, present, and future caretakers of the land.

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Staff Directory

Director, Wylie House Museum
Associate Librarian
(812) 856-2353
Museum Services Generalist & Outdoor Interpreter
(812) 855-1858

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Built in 1835, Wylie House was the home of Indiana University's first president, Andrew Wylie, and his family. Today, Wylie House is owned and operated by Indiana University Libraries as an historic house museum. It supports the campus curriculum, providing students and faculty with access to the museum and its collections for course integration and research opportunities. The museum's Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center, situated next door to the museum, provides space for staff offices, exhibitions, and class meetings. Wylie House provides IU students with experiential learning through internships, employment, and volunteer opportunities.

The museum is open to the public for free walk-in tours. These are guided by docents . The museum's collections are available by appointment to researchers, Indiana University classes, and students. Please contact the Director, Carey Champion, at (812) 856-2353 or crchamp@iu.edu to schedule an appointment. A virtual tour makes a visit possible as well!

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Visit Us

307 E. Second Street 
Bloomington, Indiana 47401 
Parking at the Museum (pdf)

Guided Tours

Free guided tours are offered Wednesday - Saturday, 10am-4pm. Please also visit us via our virtual tour or our online exhibits. (Hours & exceptions

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.

Donate or Volunteer

The Wylie House Museum is owned and maintained by Indiana University and is a part of the Indiana University Libraries. Private donations, essential to the work of the museum, pay for research, programs, acquisitions, and preservation.

Internship possibilities and other volunteer opportunities are also available. Learn to be a docent, help in the garden, or assist with special events or behind-the-scenes projects. Call or e-mail for more information about current volunteer opportunities.

Give Now 
Checks, made out to Wylie House Museum/IU Foundation, may be sent to: 
Wylie House Museum 
c/o Carey Champion, Director 
317 E. Second Street 
Bloomington, IN 47401