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Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie

Located in Fishers, Indiana, Conner Prairie is a nationally acclaimed history destination. The outdoor museum's mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized, and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science and encourages visitors to explore Indiana's natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive, and interactive experiences. The museum offers several historically themed, indoor, and outdoor experience areas throughout its 800 acres of wooded property. Indiana's first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Don't miss annual events like Headless Horseman and A Merry Prairie Holiday.

Learn more about Conner Prairie's reopening.

When you visit Conner Prairie, stay at a nearby hotel and explore the Fishers’ downtown Nickel Plate District. Families can check out favorites like Topgolf, IKEA, The Escape Room, K1 Speed, and more, along with dining options like Four Day Ray Brewing.

COVID Guidelines

As of Sept. 7, masks are required in all buildings regardless of vaccination status.

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Access Pass

Conner Prairie is proud to join forces with other local museums and cultural attractions to make fun family learning more accessible through the Access Pass program. Indiana families that meet the program requirements can visit Conner Prairie and all participating locations for just $2 per family member per visit, for up to two adults and dependent youth living in the household.

Aides enjoy complimentary admission with employee ID or proof of employment.

  • Hoosier Healthwise Insurance (Indiana’s health care program for low-income families, pregnant women, and children)
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • CSFP (Commodity Supplement Food Program)
  • HIP (Healthy Indiana Plan - Basic and Plus)

Military Admission Relief

Conner Prairie offers admission relief to the military by providing complimentary daytime general admission to active-duty, retired and veteran military members and 50 percent off the general admission price for up to five immediate family members. Military ID is required. This discount is valid only for daytime general admission and is offered year-round.

Conner Prairie is also a Blue Star Museum. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families each summer. 2021 dates are May 15 – September 6.

Questions? Call Guest Services at 317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836.


Hours and Admission

February 27 - March 28
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Only


April 1 - May 30
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday

May 31 (Memorial Day)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

June 1 - October 31
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday


General Admission Tickets

  • Advance Online Tickets:
    Adults 13+ $18; Seniors 65+ $17; Youth 2-12 $13; Conner Prairie Members and youth under age 2 are admitted free.
  • Gate Tickets:
    Adults 13+ $20; Seniors 65+ $19; Youth 2-12 $15; Conner Prairie Members and youth under age 2 are admitted free.
    Groups tours (Groups of 15 or more should make reservations in advance by calling Guest Services at 317-776-6000): Adults 13+ $14, Youth 2-12 $9.

Check for special holiday hours, programs and classes.

Annual Events

Headless Horseman

Conner Prairie’s annual fall festival celebrates the Headless Horseman, complete with a spooky wagon ride through the historic grounds, fortune-telling, mad science and scary storytelling. Be sure to visit the corn maze commemorating the 200th anniversary of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with a family-friendly puzzle path, a kids’ maze and a haunted maze inspired by real ghost stories of the region.

A Merry Prairie Holiday

The holiday season isn’t complete without experiencing A Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie. Guests can visit Prairietown to see how 1800s Indiana settlers celebrated the holidays and hear stories and carols. Take a winterland wagon ride across the historic grounds to see thousands of twinkling lights, including the Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Lights. Families can zoom down the dry snow tubing hill, meet Mrs. Claus, ride Kringle’s Carousel and more.

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