James Dean Gallery and James Dean Museum Exhibits

Fairmount, Indiana plays host to the James Dean Gallery and James Dean Museum Exhibits

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Overwhelm your senses at the James Dean Gallery and Gift Shop

The James Dean Gallery features an expansive collection of James Dean memorabilia in a beautifully restored 1890 Victorian home in Fairmount, Indiana. The most comprehensive James Dean museum exhibit in the nation features original movie posters, books, magazines, paintings, sculptures, knick-knacks and an expansive photo archive. Open daily from 9am-6pm, Fairmount, Indiana’s James Dean Gallery is a must visit exhibit for true James Dean fans.

Even More Cool Memorabilia Awaits at the Fairmount Historical Society’s James Dean Museum Exhibit

See hundreds of artifacts from James Dean’s youth including his first motorcycle, as well as memorabilia and personal items given to the Fairmount Historical Museum’s care by James Dean’s close friends and family.  A historic landmark, the Museum was founded in 1975. The group’s James Dean museum exhibit showcases authentic artifacts of the hometown film star. Guided tours up to 50 people are available. The James Dean museum requests advance notice for large groups of James Dean fans. Open May-October Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. $2 per person admission.

Visit more James Dean Landmarks in Fairmount, Indiana and Marion, Indiana

  • Back Creek Friends Church
    CR 150 East, Fairmount, IN
    Location of the annual September 30th memorial service
  • Carters Motorcycle Shop
    CR 150 East Fairmount, IN
    Dean’s first motorcycle was purchased at this shop – not open to the public, but outside photos permitted
  • Fairmount Friends Church
    124 W First Street Fairmount, IN
    Site of James Deans’ funeral on October 8, 1955
  • James Dean Boyhood Home
    CR 150 East Fairmount, IN
    The Winslow Farm is still occupied by Dean’s family
  • James Dean Birth Site
    4th and McClure Streets Marion, IN
    A beautiful granite memorial marks the site where Dean was born at 2 am on February 8, 1931
  • James Dean Grave Site
    Park Cemetery, CR 150 East Fairmount, IN
  • James Dean Stage
    Playacres Park, 300 E. Madison,  Fairmount, IN
    James Dean performed on this stage during his years at Fairmount High School. The stage has been lovingly restored for use and is in the shelter house of the park.
  • James Dean Memorial Park
    Main & 2nd Streets Fairmount, IN
    Dedicated Sept. 30 1995.  Features a larger than life bust of James Dean by Hollywood artist Kenneth Kendall.