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About the Camp Atterbury Museum

During the winter months the Atterbury Museum will be open Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for large groups who wish to view outside the normal business hours special arrangements can be made by calling the Public Affairs office at (812) 526-1386 or (317) 247-3300 ext. 41610.

 

The Camp Atterbury Museum had reopened in its new home in the Camp Atterbury Welcome Center on Hospital Road in 2012. The Welcome Center is on the right side of Hospital Road, located just before Durbin Street. Admission to the museum is free and the museum can accommodate individuals as well as large groups, tours, student groups, and the physically disabled. Access to Camp Atterbury is not required to visit the Camp Atterbury Museum and the Outdoor Veterans Memorial. 

The museum is set up on a historical timeline that takes the visitor on a journey through pre-acquisition, construction, activation, unit training and finally, Camp Atterbury as it is today. Camp Atterbury's rich history is on display in artifacts, papers, and photographs from the past seventy years and the museum is a delight to history buffs of all ages.

About the Atterbury Outdoor MuseumOlder man in civilian clothes saluting in front of memorial

The Camp Atterbury Outdoor Museum is home to an array of military equipment from the last seventy years as well as the Camp Atterbury Veterans' Memorial wall, walk, and reflecting pool. The display is on Hospital Road (Camp Atterbury Entrance) and is open to the general public during daylight hours, seven days a week. It is host to the annual Veterans' Memorial Commemoration. The Camp Atterbury Veterans' Memorial is available for use by military units and entities wishing to host official ceremonies and events. To order your Memorial Brick, to be placed in the memorial walk at the reflecting pool, download the Brick Memorial Order Form. The Camp Atterbury Veterans Memorial Association (CAVMA) works through volunteers to provide direct support to operations and events for the Camp Atterbury Museum. To become a member of CAVMA or to volunteer in the museum, please contact the Camp Atterbury Public Affairs Office. 

About the Atterbury POW Chapel

The Prisoner of War chapel, also called the "Chapel in the Meadow" is a reminder of the rich history of Camp Atterbury and the men from Italy and Germany who were Prisoners of War at Atterbury during World War II.
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About the Muscatatuck Museum

In order to acquire the former Muscatatuck State Developmental Center grounds for use as the Army’s premier urban training facility, the Indiana National Guard made a promise to preserve and protect the buildings which make up the Muscatatuck State Hospital Historic District. The historic district is now used by the Indiana National Guard as a “whole of government” training system to train personnel from all military and governmental branches in urban operations.

The Muscatatuck Museum shows the people of Indiana that we care about the near 100 year-old facility by displaying memorabilia from throughout the history of the hospital. We will also create historical programs to present to the community for ages 5 and up, educating the local populace on the past and future of the facility. Featured will be the ongoing history of military control of the facility. This will allow the public to see history flow uninterrupted from one use to the next and feel a kinship to the current usage.

 

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