La Porte County Historical Society, LaPorte

4.6
#35 of 88 in Museums in Indiana
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  • Wonderful place, especially for LaPorteans who have wandered on!!! The car collection is worth the visit...  more »
  • This is a great county museum with a lot to offer because of their great variety of artifacts. The gun collection and the Kessling car collection are standouts. The cars have all been well maintained ...  more »
  • You and your family will love this Museum. Very , Very educational for people of all ages. You won't believe how clean this museum is also.  more »
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  • It looked like an interesting place. We were there for a talk and didn't get a look at the exhibits. Parking lot was dark, though.
  • Me being young i loved this place it really shows u the history of La Porte 💯💯🔥🔥 i really loved the classic cars they have here i would definitely come here again
  • It doesn't look like much from the outside but it's loaded. Three floors old cars, police uniforms weapons quilts knick nacks. Something for everyone.
  • Definitely a heck of a museum. I had the chance to volunteer here and I must say, this is a pretty great collection. The museum itself is huge and has a professional feeling that most county museums fail to emulate. Despite the floor space, the museum is crammed full of stuff. There is a vintage car collection owned by Dr. Kesling, a very large antique gun collection with some really unique and bizarre weapons, a group of period rooms demonstrating common life throughout the years, and a whole load of events that keep you coming back. Don't be fooled. It may be a county museum, but it is far larger than any county museum ( and even some official museums) I've ever seen. It also has a massive, well-maintained archive that is invaluable to research. Maybe I'm biased due to my work there, but it is still a seriously impressive museum and well worth the look for locals and travellers alike. It really brings home the past.
  • They have an amazing collection, including one of the best and largest collections of antique firearms I have ever seen. I really enjoyed the automobile collection too.

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