News Release: Washington Street closure affects Eiteljorg access, Thursday morning to Friday night

To visit museum, enter White River State Park underground garage from the west side only

TRAFFIC ALERT – Due to a temporary street closure on West Washington Street from early morning Thursday, Sept. 26, until the evening of Friday, Sept. 27, vehicles will be able to access the Eiteljorg Museum from the west side of downtown Indianapolis only.

One-way westbound Washington Street will be closed from West Street to Schumacher Way from 7 a.m. Thursday, overnight until 5 p.m. Friday.  During that time, westbound vehicles on Washington will be detoured at West Street and will not be able to access the east entry ramp of the White River State Park underground garage, where museum parking is found.

The Eiteljorg Museum is open regular hours on both days – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – so it is suggested that visitors arriving by vehicle instead approach from the west side of downtown, traveling east on one-way eastbound Washington Street and then turning left onto Schumacher Way, which is the west entrance into White River State Park. Follow the drive into the west ramp of the underground garage. Then when they depart, visitors also must exit via the west garage ramp to Schumacher Way and eastbound Maryland Street or westbound Washington Street. The closure is expected to be lifted by approximately 5 p.m. Friday and normal traffic and parking will resume.

Pedestrians who park elsewhere downtown also may walk to the Eiteljorg Museum via the Central Canal walkway and enter via the canal entrance or main doors. The Eiteljorg is sorry for any temporary inconvenience caused by this street closure.

About the Eiteljorg:
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America. Located on the Central Canal at 500 West Washington St., the Eiteljorg Museum recently was named one of the USA Today Readers’ Choice 10 Best Indiana Attractions.

Media Contacts:
Bryan Corbin
Public Relations Manager
Eiteljorg Museum

Bert Beiswanger
Director of Marketing and Communications
Eiteljorg Museum

Hyacinth Rucker
Digital Communications Manager




Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204