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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.

85th Anniversary of Kristallnacht Commemoration


Current Visitor Hours 

The museum is currently open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm EST.

 * Private group visits are available Monday - Wednesday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST. Visits must be scheduled 7-14 days in advance of desired visit date, and a minimum of 15 guests is required. 


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 grades, age twelve (12) and older.
We do not recommend bringing children under the age of six (6) years old.

For ages 7 - 11, we recommend that parents, guardians, and educators talk with children ahead of time and then take cues from the child before and during their visit - both emotionally and cognitively. 





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