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Tours and Field Trips


To arrange a free, guided tour of the U.S. Courthouse in Indianapolis, contact Doria Lynch:
     Phone: (317) 229-3729

Tours last around one hour and are available for all ages, community groups, and individuals. Tours can be customized to focus on law and government, art, architecture, or the history of the court.

  Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Visitor Guide

 Field Trips 

Field trips to the United States Courthouse in downtown Indianapolis are educational, entertaining, and engage students in the study of government, history, law, civics, and even art and language arts. All field trips to the courthouse meet Indiana's Academic Standards in social studies and language arts.

To schedule a field trip, contact Doria Lynch, Special Projects Manager, at or call (317) 229-3729. While last-minute bookings are gladly accepted, early booking improves the likelihood of a judge being available for a question-and-answer session with students.

 **Due to logistical considerations, the court requests that groups be of 30 or fewer students. However, larger groups can be accommodated by embarking on a multi-phase field trip, with portions of the group visiting other sights in Indianapolis and then switching with the group at the courthouse. Doria Lynch is happy to help you coordinate other places to visit in Indianapolis in order to maximize the number of students who can visit the courthouse.**

Please click on the age-appropriate link below to view examples of the types of programs offered at the courthouse.

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