Our Mission

The mission of the Haan Museum of Indiana Art is to preserve, protect and share the best of Indiana art and culture and the historic Haan Mansion property for future generations; educate the public about Indiana art, American furniture, and classical architecture and their relationship with Indiana history and culture; and instill a sense of pride in our Hoosier heritage.

About Us

The 15,000 square-foot mansion was the Connecticut Building at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. It was moved to Lafayette after the Fair, and purchased by founders Bob and Ellie Haan in 1984. It now showcases an extraordinary collection of Indiana art, including paintings, ceramics, bronzes, and stone sculptures. There is also a wide array of massive antique American furniture. A tour of the Museum is truly an unforgettable experience.

Museum Grounds

Sculpture Garden: Features over 25 sculptures by Indiana artists placed along a .2 mile wheelchair accessible path

Nature Trail: One mile trail with 30 species of native Indiana trees identified and labeled

Mountain Bike Trail: Intermediate and advanced 6 miles out and back


Explore our "Visiting the Museum" section for information about planning your visit, the schedule of tours, tickets, membership information, and special events. Family-friendly Christmas tours between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day feature trains and a variety of hands-on activities for kids.

Bus tours, class tours, and other group tours may be arranged.