Self-Guided Tours

Explore the Haan Museum of Indiana Art, a one-of-a-kind destination featuring the finest of Indiana art, including paintings by the Hoosier Group, Brown County Art Colony, and more. The rooms are furnished with ornate American antique furniture from the 1800s, alongside a mix of ceramics and sculptures from contemporary Indiana artists. We have a virtual map to guide you through the rooms on your phone, as well as helpful volunteer docents who are ready to answer your questions when something catches your interest.


Holiday Tours

The Winter Holidays are a magical time for families at the Haan Museum, when the mansion is filled with twinkling lights, Christmas trees, and a variety of other seasonal decor. All of the fantastic Indiana art that we're known for remains on display during Holiday Tours, so whether you're interested in the art or the decorations, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Guided Group Tours

For groups of 15 or more, groups are led by a docent who will take you through each room on both the first and second floors of the Museum, including both the kitchen and butler's pantry.  These tours are approximately 75-90 minutes in length, or can be customized for your needs.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

 


Special Exhibitions

We have three special exhibitions per year, included with Museum admission. 

 


Museum Highlights

The Haan Museum celebrates many forms of Indiana culture beyond paintings, furniture, and ceramics. You’ll find bronzes, carved stone, glass, and wood art, plus books by Indiana authors, and sheet music by Indiana composers.

Indiana Paintings: Extraordinary historic Indiana paintings by Indiana’s most notable artists from the 1800s to today, many of which have been published in books or featured in major exhibitions.

American Antiques:  Outstanding collection of massive Renaissance Revival furniture (1860-1890), including a rare Superior Grade Wooten Desk and several clocks.

Indiana Ceramics:  Over 150 pieces of decorative ceramics are on display, including large figural and architectural forms and unusual teapots.  

Bronzes: There are three figural bronzes by Tuck Langland, and a few pieces by other artists.

Carved Stone: The Museum features numerous stone sculptures of figures and animals by Peter Rujuwa, both inside the Museum and in the sculpture garden. These are in the Shona style developed in his native Zimbabwe.

Glass: The small collection of glass in the Museum is mostly by contemporary artists. There are stained glass windows with cardinals (Indiana’s state bird), fused glass plates, Murano glass, and Kokomo Opalescent Glass.

Historic Architecture:  The Classical Revival mansion served as the Connecticut Building at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and some of the architectural elements were taken from much older buildings, including the front door and entryway, which dates to the 1760s.

Music and Literature: The Haan Museum also celebrates Indiana’s rich cultural heritage beyond the visual arts. There are books by famous Indiana authors and sheet music by noted Indiana composers. Books about Indiana art are available for members to check out.

Special Events: Special exhibitions and events are featured throughout the year at the Museum. Check our EVENTS CALENDAR for all of our current and upcoming activities.

 

Museum Grounds


Sculpture Garden

A .2 mile wheelchair-accessible path on the grounds features over 25 sculptures in clay, bronze, steel, glass, limestone, and carved rock.

Nature Trail

The trail is about a mile-long loop in the Museum’s three-acre woods, making it feel very much like a wilderness experience in the middle of town. 

Mountain Bike Trail

The highly-rated mountain bike trail on the grounds is open to the public. It is a 6-mile out-and-back singletrack trail with rocks, ledges, bridges, whoop-de-dos, benched areas, drop-offs, ramps, and other features.

Accessibility

The first and second floors of the Museum are accessible to all visitors. There is a ramp outside for wheelchair accessibility, and an elevator inside so that everyone can easily get to the second floor.

 

Parking


Cars

The Museum has a small parking lot, just next to the Carriage House, that guests may use to park their vehicles when visiting the Museum and its outdoor attractions. If the parking lot is full, on-street parking is also available. There is no fee for parking in the Museum's parking lot.

Buses

There is plenty of on-street parking for buses. Buses may pull into the driveway to let off guests, but will need to back out. Please do not try to pull through the porte-cochere (covered side entry), as it is not high enough for most buses.

 

Restrooms


One public restroom is available, but we suggest that tour buses stop before visiting the Museum since space is limited.