Hook's Drug Store Museum

Hook's Drug Store Museum Open 9 AM-9 PM, August 2-18, 2019
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Open for tours by appointment. Tour of museum and ice cream soda are included in your visit. The tour of Hook's Drug Store Museum includes many of the memorabilia from the old Hook's Drug Stores, a convenience store, and soda bar. Hours during the Indiana State Fair are: MTWTHSun. 9am-9pm Fri-Sat 9am-10pm

Hook's will be open this weekend from 11am-3pm Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13th, 2019 for the North American Flyball Dog Show...
10/10/2019

Hook's will be open this weekend from 11am-3pm Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13th, 2019 for the North American Flyball Dog Show taking place just across the street from us on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Admission to Hook's and the Flyball Dog show is free. A small parking fee may be charged by the fairgrounds.

Two excited customers about to enjoy an old-fashioned chocolate ice cream soda made fresh from the Soda Fountain at Hook...
08/09/2019

Two excited customers about to enjoy an old-fashioned chocolate ice cream soda made fresh from the Soda Fountain at Hooks Drug Store Museum.

Visit us from 9am-9pm Aug. 2-18th, 2019, for the Indiana State Fair.

One of Hook's Museum Curators gave an interview this morning about the Hook’s Drugstore Museum that will be aired tomorr...
08/08/2019

One of Hook's Museum Curators gave an interview this morning about the Hook’s Drugstore Museum that will be aired tomorrow, Thursday, Aug 8, at 1pm on WFYI Radio, 90.1 FM. The Museum has an amazing collection, and is one of oldest continually operating and most visited museums of its kind in the entire country (over 4 million people since 1966). Nearly everything in the space has a direct connection to Hoosier history, but especially the one-of-a-kind 1852 cabinets that came from a Drugstore on the Historic National Road in Cambridge City, Indiana. And, if that’s not enough, we serve the most incredible ice cream sodas and floats, AND have a huge collection of vintage style candies and gifts we sell during the Fair to help continue our non-profit organization. Open 9am to 9pm every day of the Fair, and by special appointment at other times. Hope we see you there!!

It's a beautiful day at the Indiana State Fair. Come on out and visit Hooks Drug Store. We're open every day of the fair...
08/06/2019

It's a beautiful day at the Indiana State Fair. Come on out and visit Hooks Drug Store. We're open every day of the fair from 9am-9pm.

Hook's Drug Store Museum before the First Aid addition to the right side. circa. 1972
08/05/2019

Hook's Drug Store Museum before the First Aid addition to the right side. circa. 1972

Today happens to be Opening Day of the 2019 Indiana State Fair. However, this is a photo from inside Hook's Drug Store f...
08/03/2019

Today happens to be Opening Day of the 2019 Indiana State Fair. However, this is a photo from inside Hook's Drug Store from the first day of the 1966 Indiana State Fair, and Hook's Drug Store Museum's Grand Opening! It really hasn't changed much since then.

Stay tuned for more posts as we head into day 2 of your Indiana State Fair, Aug. 2-18th, 2019.

It's that time of year again! Hook's Drug Store Museum will be open daily during the 2019 Indiana State Fair, Aug. 2-18t...
08/01/2019

It's that time of year again! Hook's Drug Store Museum will be open daily during the 2019 Indiana State Fair, Aug. 2-18th from 9am-9pm.

07/31/2019

Student pharmacists from Butler University will be doing blood pressure screenings at the Hook's Drug Store museum, opening day of the fair...Friday August 2nd from 9AM-5PM.

03/07/2019

Indiana State Fair.
August 2-18, 2019.
Store hours 9 AM-9 PM

Visit the Hooks Drug Store Museum August 3-19th during the 2018 Indiana State Fair. We're open 9am-9pm! The largest publ...
08/06/2018

Visit the Hooks Drug Store Museum August 3-19th during the 2018 Indiana State Fair. We're open 9am-9pm!

The largest public collection of Antique Pharmaceuticals in the United States, Ice Cream, Hand-mixed soda pop, Ice Cream Floats and Sodas, and a gift/candy store full of hard-to-find goodies!

On opening day August 3rd-Butler University student pharmacists will be doing blood pressure screenings from 9 AM-5 PM a...
08/02/2018

On opening day August 3rd-Butler University student pharmacists will be doing blood pressure screenings from 9 AM-5 PM at the museum.
Plan to stop by!

Hooks will be open 11-4pm July 12-16, 2017, for the RV Expo. on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Admission to the museum is free.

The Indiana State Fair starts tomorrow!  Be sure to stop by for a soda or ice cream treat!
08/02/2018

The Indiana State Fair starts tomorrow! Be sure to stop by for a soda or ice cream treat!

05/31/2018

Hook's will be open this Saturday, 6/2/18 from 11am-4pm. The Indiana State Fairgrounds is hosting the 1500 Gun and Knife Show in the Exposition Hall next door and the Indianapolis Charity Horse Show in the South, Champions, and Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilions. Parking will cost $5 to park inside the fairgrounds. Hook's Admittance is free and open to the public.

02/09/2018

2018 Indiana State Fair runs Friday August 3rd through Sunday August 19th. The Museum will be open 9AM-9PM daily during the fair.

Hook's Drug Store Museum's cover photo
02/07/2018

Hook's Drug Store Museum's cover photo

The Indiana State Fair starts Friday!
08/01/2017
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Hooks will be open 11-4pm July 12-16, 2017, for the RV  Expo. on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Admission to the museum ...
07/13/2017

Hooks will be open 11-4pm July 12-16, 2017, for the RV Expo. on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Admission to the museum is free.

06/28/2017
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Our biggest ticket discounts end before the Fair! Don't wait 'til the Gate! Save BIG on Advance Indiana State Fair Admission before August 4!

05/25/2017

The Museum will be open during the Indiana State Fair: August 4-20, 2017!!

Artifacts from the collection. Most of the collection was donated over the years and represents a wide variety of medici...
08/20/2016

Artifacts from the collection. Most of the collection was donated over the years and represents a wide variety of medicinals and "cure-alls." Circa 1890-1920 for most of our antiques.

Still busy at 8:50 pm Saturday night even though it's rained all day! Thanks to everyone who braved the wet and made it ...
08/14/2016

Still busy at 8:50 pm Saturday night even though it's rained all day! Thanks to everyone who braved the wet and made it to the Indiana State Fair and Hooks today.

Abby Lueken, is a P2 College of Pharmacy student at Butler University and is volunteering at Hooks for IPPE credit. Here...
08/12/2016

Abby Lueken, is a P2 College of Pharmacy student at Butler University and is volunteering at Hooks for IPPE credit. Here she is seen demonstrating how pills were rolled before mass manufacturing.

Order of the day, a Cherry Ice-Cream Soda with Sprinkles!
08/11/2016

Order of the day, a Cherry Ice-Cream Soda with Sprinkles!

Hooks Historic Drug Store Museum also has a store that sells an eclectic mix of all your favorite old time candy. Come c...
08/11/2016

Hooks Historic Drug Store Museum also has a store that sells an eclectic mix of all your favorite old time candy. Come check us out at your Indiana State Fair, Aug. 5-21, 9am-9pm.

Howard Beasley and Gary Millikan are two Hooks Alumni graciously volunteering their time for a few hours every year at H...
08/09/2016

Howard Beasley and Gary Millikan are two Hooks Alumni graciously volunteering their time for a few hours every year at Hooks during the Indiana State Fair. A special thanks to all our volunteers who help us at Hooks every year!

Picture perfect Old-Fashioned Root Beer Floats at Hooks Soda Fountain. Open 9am-9pm, Aug. 5-21, 2016, for the Indiana St...
08/08/2016

Picture perfect Old-Fashioned Root Beer Floats at Hooks Soda Fountain. Open 9am-9pm, Aug. 5-21, 2016, for the Indiana State Fair!

The first weekend for the 2016 Indiana State Fair was a great success. The Island Noodles make a great entree to our Roo...
08/08/2016

The first weekend for the 2016 Indiana State Fair was a great success. The Island Noodles make a great entree to our Root Beer Floats! Open 9am-9pm, Aug. 5-21.

Celebrating 50 years! 1966-2016. Hooks is open 9am-9pm, August 5-21, 2016 for the Indiana State Fair
08/05/2016

Celebrating 50 years! 1966-2016. Hooks is open 9am-9pm, August 5-21, 2016 for the Indiana State Fair

The 2016 Indiana State Fair begins tomorrow, Aug. 5 and runs Til Aug. 21, 2016. Hooks Historic Drug Store Museum is open...
08/04/2016

The 2016 Indiana State Fair begins tomorrow, Aug. 5 and runs Til Aug. 21, 2016. Hooks Historic Drug Store Museum is open 9am-9pm every day of the fair! Come by and see us.

Our new awnings look amazing, courtesy of Montgomery Tent and Awning Co., Indianapolis, IN. Countdown to the Indiana Sta...
07/12/2016

Our new awnings look amazing, courtesy of Montgomery Tent and Awning Co., Indianapolis, IN.

Countdown to the Indiana State Fair, t-minus 24 days!

Only a small percentage of the Hook's Museum Collection that is in the process of being photographed and catalogued for ...
05/19/2016

Only a small percentage of the Hook's Museum Collection that is in the process of being photographed and catalogued for a digital collection.

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11/19/2015

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10/16/2015

Hook's will be open Oct 16, from 10-5pm and Oct. 17, from 11-3pm for the Flyball Dog and Racing Event taking place across the street in the West Pavilion. Entry to Hook's if Free! You may have to pay to park.

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1202 East 38th Street, Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN
46205

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Hi there, Is there a list somewhere where all the old Hook's Drug Store's were located. I'm looking to see if the soda fountain I remember in Carmel Indiana in 1967 was one ?