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Indiana's Only Holocaust Museum

In 1995, Eva Mozes Kor opened the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, with a mission to prevent prejudice and hatred through education about the Holocaust. Thousands of people, including many school groups, have visited CANDLES since it opened. In 2003, the museum was destroyed by a hate-filled arsonist. Eva vowed to rebuild, and with the help of a generous public outpouring of support, the museum was rebuilt and reopened in 2005. CANDLES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Notice to Educators

The Terry Fear Memorial Education Scholarship deadline has been changed to December 6th, 2021. Winners of scholarships to be used for the upcoming 2022 Auschwitz Trip will be announced on December 13th.

Holiday Hours

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, December 24th, 2021

 Saturday, December 25th, 2021

Saturday, January 1st, 2022


The museum will be open on Friday, December 31st from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST. 

Current Visitor Hours 

The museum will remain open every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm EST.

 * For groups of 15 people or larger, we are happy to schedule a private group visit Mondays through Thursdays from

10:00 am to 4:00 pm as long as you contact us 7-14 days in advance of your desired visit date

General admission: $7.00 per person

Group rate (10 or more guests with a reservation made 48 hours prior to visit): $5.00

Any students with ID: $5:00

ISU students with ID, children age 6 and under, veterans: free admission


* Museum material is appropriate for middle school ages and up.
We do not recommend bringing children under the age of six (6) years old.


CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center requires ALL individuals to wear masks when visiting the museum. Social distancing is also utilized when possible and highly encouraged. CANDLES will remain in accordance with CDC guidelines. For more information, please contact us at 812.234.7881 or 


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