Kurt Vonnegut Memorial & Library

KVML is a cultural and educational resource unique to the nation, championing the literary and artistic contributions of the latewriter, artist, teacher, and Indianapolis native Vonnegut. The library continues Vonnegut’s fight against censorship and supportslanguage and visual arts education as well as honors his military career by supporting veterans through programs and outreachactivities.

At the new museum you can:
● Sit hunched over the same model typewriter Kurt Vonnegut pecked away on, and we’ll Tweet your musings to our fans andsupporters or wander upstairs to see his actual typewriter.
● See Vonnegut’s drawings and doodles, his Purple Heart, and other intimate belongings generously loaned by his family.
● Pour over an unparalleled resource of intimate artifacts including photos from family, friends, and fans that revealVonnegut as he lived: lounging, laughing, and languidly contemplating the universes inside his head.
● Ponder rejection letters Vonnegut received from editors. One even claimed that Vonnegut’s Dresden firebombing accountwas “not quite compelling enough” for readers.
● Rest a spell and listen to what friends and colleagues have to say about Vonnegut and his work on our large touch screen.
● Browse items from the Kevin Scherr Collection: First editions of every Vonnegut novel, several signed editions, adaptedfilms, and more.
  543 Indiana Avenue  
  (317) 652-1954


Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 1 - April 1.
Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
Facility Address / Phone Amenities
IUPUI Gateway Garage 525 North Blackford Street
Denison Lot 535 535 North Senate Avenue
Bethel AME Church Lot 414 West Vermont Street Accepts CC Overnight Temp Closed
Axis Parking Garage 215 W Michigan St
IUPUI Blackford Garage 725 West Michigan Street
IUPUI Law School Garage (Lot 90) 530 West New York Street
9 on Canal Garage 335 West 9th Street Accepts CC
OneAmerica Lot 4 433 North Capitol Avenue
OneAmerica Lot 28 306 Indiana Avenue
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Lot 450 West Ohio Street Accepts CC
Attraction Address Phone
Madam Walker Legacy Center 617 Indiana Avenue (317) 236-2099
Freetown Village, Inc. Madame Walker Theatre Center (317) 631-1870
Old World Gondoliers 340 West Michigan Street (317) 340-2489
Downtown Indy Canal Walk Canal Walk (317) 327-5823
USS Indianapolis CA 35 Memorial North end Canal Walk
Pathways to Peace Garden Indiana and Senate Avenues
TwoDEEP Brewing Co. LLC 714 North Capitol Avenue (317) 653-1884
Military Park 601 West New York Street (317) 233-2434
Indiana Historical Society 450 West Ohio Street (317) 232-1882