Gus Grissom Boyhood Home Museum

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Mitchell, Indiana

1940s furniture in this humble home gives a sense of what it was like growing up to be America's second astronaut. See Gus Grissom's bed, a shotgun he bought with money he saved from part-time jobs, and a knife he made in high school shop class.

The house back porch has been turned into a small museum of his too-brief outer space career. Gus died in 1967, but his parents lived in the home until the 1990s. If you arrive when the house is closed -- which is most of the time -- you can still pose out front next to a big sign and photo of smiling Gus.

Gus Grissom Boyhood Home Museum

715 W. Grissom Ave., Mitchell, IN
Just south of downtown, on the north side of W. Grissom Ave. between S. 7th and S. 8th Sts. It's the only home on the block.
May-Oct. Sa 11-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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