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Morris-Butler House


Morris-Butler House, Indianapolis

Immerse yourself in the rich elegance of the Victorian era at the 1865 Morris-Butler House in Indianapolis.


Programs, events, and exhibits at the historic house highlight architecture, decorative arts, and family life in the nineteenth century. From the dramatic formal parlor to the private living quarters, you’ll see how an upper-middle-class family and their servants lived in the Victorian era. Rare furnishings fill rooms adorned with stenciled ceilings and elaborate wall-paper and plasterwork. In addition to its magnificent architecture, the home contains a collection of nineteenth-century sculptures, paintings and lithographs from all over the world.


Events at the historic house include holiday performances, educational programs, exhibits, and special events. The Morris-Butler House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


For a special treat, attend one of our elegant Victorian tea programs. Or schedule a special tea for your group. Contact the Morris-Butler House for details.



The Victorian Society in America

 As Indianapolis’s premiere museum of Victorian life and culture, the Morris-Butler House is the natural home for the Hoosier Chapter of the Victorian Society in America (VSA). The museum serves as chapter headquarters, and host for member events and activities.


The Hoosier Chapter hosts events and educational sessions focused on Indiana’s nineteenth-century heritage. To learn more about becoming a member of the chapter, visit or email


Morris-Butler House

1204 North Park Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Fax 317-639-6734  

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