Visitor Information

Admission Fees:

Admission to the 2nd Floor Museum is free to members and their guest. The first floor of the History Center, where the Research Library is located, is free.

For non-members, see below:

Adults: $2

Children 6-17: $1

Children 5 and under: free


Monroe County History Center
202 East 6th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Phone: 812-332-2517


Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 4pm (The History Center is closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays)

Holiday Hours for 2018

New Years Day –  CLOSED


Memorial Day – CLOSED

July 4th – CLOSED

Labor Day – CLOSED

Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED

Day after Thanksgiving – OPEN: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Day – CLOSED


Free parking is available for three hours at any of the metered spaces in the lot located on the corner of 6th and Lincoln Streets (behind the History Center). The rate in this lot is $0.50 an hour after the first three hours.

On-street parking is available at a metered rate of $1.00 an hour. The on-street meters take quarters or credit/debit cards for a $0.30 additional fee per use.

Public transportation information.


Entrance to the History Center is off of Washington Street which is an accessible entrance. An elevator is available for access to the second floor galleries. The Research Library and Museum Store are on the first floor.