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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.

Temporarily Revised Hours 


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


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


CANDLES continues to follow all safety precautions in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic with mandatory masks inside the museum, high touch cleaning every two hours, social distancing, and deep cleaning every evening. For more information, please contact us at 812.234.7881 or 

Search for a New Executive Director

The CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Board of Directors is beginning the search for a new executive director. Leah Simpson has served as the interim executive director since March of 2019.  She will use her dedication to CANDLES to focus on education by leading program development, further building educational resources for both teachers and students, guest experience, and daily operations of the museum.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader committed to Holocaust education and social justice with a passion for reaching youth, diverse communities across the state, country, and world.

Click here for a job description and directions for how to apply.

Please no phone calls.


Steen Metz: Memories of Childhood in a Nazi Concentration Camp

Recording from CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center Be The Change speaker on Sunday, April 11 at 3:00 pm EST through Zoom. Listen as Steen Metz shares his story of the Holocaust as part of our Be The Change lecture series in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. CANDLES staff also conducted a short candle lighting ceremony in honor of Yom HaShoah during this event.

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