The restored 1870 Indianapolis Water Company pumping station provided the first public water services for Indianapolis and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Pumphouse is the current home of White River State Park’s administrative offices. To the West and overlooking the White River, is a memorial pavilion to Michael A. Carroll, Frank McKinney, Jr., Robert Welch, and John Weliever. These four (4) civic leaders died during a 1992 Park business trip when the airplane carrying them crashed.
Salute America’s greatest heroes at this memorial celebrating the more than 3,400 Americans who have received our country’s highest award for military valor. While listening to stirring stories of courage and heroism recorded by Medal of Honor recipients, you can search the memorial’s etched glass (waves or sails) to find names of heroes from more than 15 conflicts dating back to the Civil War. Please check-in at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society website for more information and a full archive of recipients (searchable by various catagories).
Have questions before, during, or after your visit? Want to buy Park Passes? Check-in just off Washington Street and Schumacher Way in the “heart” of White River State Park. You will find a Park, a downtown Indy, and a Central Indiana concierge center, as well as brochures, gift shop, maps, public restrooms, and more. Please call
A 6,000 sq ft garden at the Park’s crosspoint with opportunities to observe and engage in a working urban farm. Get Involved! Each crop variety has been chosen based on at least one of these distinctions: suited to urban growing conditions; promoting crop biodiversity or sustainable farm practices; heirloom, rare, or endangered that preserves agricultural and/or socio-cultural heritage; more.
Don’t just visit the museum, invade it. Wear practical shoes—they’re the only practical thing on the tour. From the odd to the shocking to the just plain eye-opening, a Museum INvasion tour turns the traditional museum experience on its head. Museum INvasion tours are intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up.MORE INFO
Check out the HOT CORNER GIFT SHOP in Victory Field at White River State Park!MORE INFO
In-depth tours for groups in the Indiana State Museum at White River State Park!MORE INFO