General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

About General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, an architectural wonder situated on the grounds where Civil War Major General Lew Wallace wrote his masterwork Ben-Hur, celebrates Wallace's fascinating legacy and renews belief in the power of the individual spirit to affect American history and culture. Wallace's private Study contains original items collected by Wallace during his life as an author, soldier, statesman, artist, musician, and inventor. The Museum houses an exhibit related to Lew Wallace that rotates annually. The 2016 exhibit is about the Golden Age of Hoosier Authors, which began with the 1880 publication of Ben-Hur. Tours of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum are guided. The last tour begins at 4 pm Eastern. Monday tours are available by appointment. For area information see Visit Montgomery County