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                    Open Tuesday - Friday
                         11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ET)

Closed on Mondays--  except for catered events

Handicap Accessible
Reservations are recommended.
Call - 317-638-7881 

English tea every Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday 

Adults $18.00 - 6 to 12 years $9.00 2-5 years $6.00
Tax and Gratuity not included.

Our elegant English Tea served with three teas and a tower of three different sandwiches, freshly baked scones and an assortment of decadent treats. Relax, Enjoy, Indulge. 
Reservations required  at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations /changes   at least 24 hours in advance


English Tea menu may be ordered during luncheon hours

11-2 p.m. T-F by reservation only  

December Special hours!!!!!!!!

We will be open for lunch Monday-Friday  11-2pm   Reservations recommended 

English Tea will be served  Monday and Wednesday at 3pm  - reservations required

For  other tea days please see information below under Afternoon Tea with the Queen



Want to have an elegant Wedding? 

 Entire property  $1500.00-- call for details

   Our house and carriage house are wonderful backdrops to share this day.

Call 317-638-7881  optiion #5  and ask for Elizabeth


Catering  at the Propyleum through 12/31/2014 - "where you are a guest at your own party" Call - 317-638-4317
Visit the Signature website at  
Beginning January 1, 2015   MBP Distintive  Catering  will be  the exclusive event caterer  for the Indianapolis Propylaeum.  We are available for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers,birthday parties, office meetings, dinners, luncheons and other special events!!! Check them out at
Jazz on Delaware  
The Propylaeum Historic Foundation is proud to present “Jazz on Delaware.” This second  concert  in the series is scheduled for Thursday evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Propylaeum, conveniently located at 1410 North Delaware Street on  November 13. Come out and enjoy the sensational sounds of Shirley Judkins and The Real Thing featuring the music of the Jazz era, beginning with the 1920s. All of this on the grounds of a mansion built by Indianapolis beer baron John Schmidt on the property he purchased in 1890 and completed in 1892.

Admission is $12.00 presale  $15.00 at the door and includes 2 drink tickets, including wine, beer, nonalcoholic beverages and hors d’oeuvres. This event is open to the public. The music begins at 5:30 PM. Now isn’t that just the “bee’s knees”!?

  Free Parking

Reservations are preferred by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 317.638.7881.


Thanksgivng Buffet  Nov. 27

Seatings at 12:00, 12:45, 3:00  and 3:30pm

$28.00 adults   $14.00 (12 and under)  by reservations only



Afternoon Tea with "The Queen"
$25per person (plus tax and gratuity)

Celebrate the holidays by having tea with her majesty.   Get your picture taken and experience all the tea treats that are served at Buckingham Palace during the holidays.

Starts at 2:00pm Tuesday and Thursday Dec 1st  until Dec. 23

Saturday Dec. 6,13,20 11-1:30pm

Reservations are required!




 Salmon Fest - 2nd Annual



$50per person (plus tax and gratuity)
If you missed it last year, you must come this year. 8 courses, six of which are different varieties of salmon. All paired with Pacific Northwest Wines. Limited seating.Reserve now for this popular event that starts at 7pm.

It's Time to Learn about the Wonderful Varieties of Salmon!

  • November 7th
Reservations are required!

  Death on Delaware Street


$30 per person or a couple for $50 (plus tax and gratuity)(No coupons allowed)
Only Once and Played at The Propylaeum
November 15th at 7pm

The Ultimate Mystery Game
Played in the Propylaeum mansion on Delaware Street. Let the clues and the autopsy results come to you. Only the first 600 people will be allowed to play!

5 course meal and a great who done it.

This is in the era of the 20's and gangsters run wild.  Dress in costume.  The only thing different is that alcohol will be available......NO PROHIBITION HERE.

Grab a table of 8 and your best 20's apparel.  Death on Delaware Street with surely be a great time.

Proceeds benefit The Propylaeum Nursing Scholarship.

Call to make your reservations today!


Backwards Dinner with Santa


  1. Milk and Cookies  (Santa's Favorite)
  2. Dessert
  3. Holiday Entrees
  4. Soup or Salad
$18per adult (plus tax and gratuity)

$9 for kids under 15
Ho, Ho, Ho!  or is it  OH, OH, OH!

Spend a lovely Holiday time with a Backwards Dinner with Santa.

December 7th  2pm

  • December 13th  2pm
  • December 14th  2pm and 5pm
  • December 21st  2pm and 5pm

Many other backwards things.....Santa might even go up the Chimney Backwards!  Sure to make a holiday memory!

Reservations are required and LIMITED!






  Dinner and Magic Show

$38per adult (plus tax and gratuity)

$100 Two adults and up to 4 children (12 and under)

Make your evening magical with dinner and a magic show, with fabulous magicians at the Signature (at the Propylaeum). Your meal is a three course dinner. Then a great hour dinner show featuring local magicians. Doors open One hour prior to the scheduled event
**** W A R N I N G ****
Magic shows are not appropriate for children 4 and under.
  • Oct. 19th 5pm
  • Nov. 16th 5pm
  • Nov. 23rd 5pm
  • December 7th   5pm
Reservations are required!

  Mystery Dinners


$50 per person (plus tax and gratuity)
Dinner conversation is never boring when one enjoys a meal and a "whodunit." Enjoy a five course dinner as all at the table assume new personas and attempt to solve the crime du jour.. Check out our menus and our plot lines. See if there is a little "Sherlock" in you. Tour the house starting at 6pm, dinner at 7:00pm and lasts about 3 hours. Each show takes place at The Indianapolis Propylaeum  and features one of the following themes: 
Reservations are required
Due  to sexual innuendoes, the mystery dinners are not appropriate for guests under 18. 
We offer teenage and youth dinners and lunches with a mystery format. 
Winning numbers for the trip to Scotland  are #442055,430862,442079, 266265  Winners will be contacted by the office
Murder on the Ghost Train  

  • October 3rd   sold out
  • October 10th  sold out 
  • October 17th  sold out
  • October 24th  sold out

Mama Mia
 The Italian Opera Star is DEAD at the Prop!

  • November 1st - 
  • sold out
  • November 7th  
  • November 21st   sold out
  • November 28th                                             


     Holiday Mystery   7pm

         December 12

          December 13  Sold out

          December 19

          December 20


New Year's Eve Mystery Theme  7pm

Dec. 26th

Dec. 27th

Dec. 28th


Backwards Dinners


1. Choice of Homemade Cake or Pie

2. Chicken Breast ala Propylaeum, Propylaeum Beef Manhattan, or Four Cheese Stuffed Shells with Propylaeum Marinara, Smashed potatoes or Fresh Green Beans

3. Choice of strawberry salad, romaine salad or chicken velvet soup

$35for 2 people (plus tax and gratuity)

$60 for 4 people  |  $80 for 6 people

How do you spell desserts backwards... why "stressed" of course. Have some fun and let your family or friends learn some new etiquette lessons.

This dinner starts with the invitation to wear your clothing backwards, tour our Victorian guessed it backwards.......and enjoy a three course meal and the 30 points of etiquette....backwards. The utensils are in the wrong places, we start with dessert, but everything rights itself with a review and a placemat for everyone to keep at the end. Everyone will remember when all backwards items are "fixed"!

So if you are "distressed" with the manners at home, try this fun event that everyone will soon be talking about. 
Event starts at 4:00 pm. We have added 6:00 pm seating on dates where indicated.

  • Oct 26  4pm
  • Oct 26  6pm
  • November 9th 4pm



Please make sure to indicate the seating time, 4pm or 6pm.
Reservations are required!

Passport to France


We are accepting the 8 course wine dinner coupon for this event!
$76per person (plus tax and gratuity)
Come and get your "wine" passport to the fabulous wine regions in France. We have imported the best to the States and paired these special vintages with lovely French Cosine. Your eight course dinner and wines start with the aperitif and work to a wonderful dessert creation. Participants will be educated in the wines and the culinary delights while enjoying the atmosphere of our lovely Italian/Franco carriage house. Event starts at 7pm.
  • November 21st  Sold out
  • December 31st
Reservations are required!

Passport to Italy


We are accepting the 8 course wine dinner coupon for this event!
$76per person (plus tax and gratuity)
Come and get your "wine" passport to Italy. We have imported the best wines to the States and paired these special vintages with lovely Italian Cosine. Your eight course dinner and wines start with the aperitif and work to a wonderful dessert creation. Participants will be educated in the wines and the culinary delights while enjoying the atmosphere of our lovely Italian/Franco carriage house.Event starts at 7pm.
  •  November 14
Reservations are required!

Passport to Pacific Northwest


We are accepting the 8 course wine dinner coupon for this event!
$76per person (plus tax and gratuity)
Ever since the eruption of Mt. St Helen and the spread of volcanic ash, wineries have sprung up all over the Yakima, Willamette and Walla Walla Valley. Experience these wines with wonderful fare from The Pacific Northwest, by land and sea. Event starts at 7pm.

  • October 24th
Reservations are required!



Breakfast for Dinner


$25per person (plus tax and gratuity)
Includes a mimosa!
Breakfast is my favorite time of the day. We have crafted a lovely breakfast for dinner menu that will make you want to come back again and again.

Try our exotic drinks and our fabulous 8 course meal. Dine to lovely piano music. Call for reservations as they will go fast. Event starts at 6pm.

Oct. 26  5pm
Nov. 9  5pm
Nov. 16   5pm
Reservations are required!

Teen Mystery Dinner


$20per person (plus tax and gratuity)
Detective TMD is on the Job... Teen Mystery Dinner. Grab a group of friends and try and solve the Mystery of the Lost Tea Cups. This is a great time for a birthday party or other celebration. You will be treated to a five course dinner and then you will try and solve the mystery. Each teen at the table will have a part and prizes will be awarded. Takes about three hours, but oh, so much fun! Become a detective and follow the clues. 12 -18 years of age. 

Event starts at 5pm.

  • November 9th
Reservations are required!

Manners Matter


Soup, Salad, Entree, and Dessert all the while learning the proper use of utensils.
$60for a table of up to 6 (plus tax and gratuity)
Grab your family and learn that Manners Matter!

A family of up to six participants experience a four course dinner learning all the techniques of initial impressions, presentation, chivalrous behavior, conversational topics, utensil usage and so much more.  This is a not to be missed class that is held in The Historic Carriage House at The Indianapolis Propylaeum (original home of the Indianapolis Children's Museum)   So recruit the participants and call for a reservation.  You will not regret that you took this very important step.  Because Manners do Matter!

5:00 - 7:00 pm. Limited Seating

Reservations are required!

The Ultimate Mystery Dinner


$500for 20 people (plus tax and gratuity)
These are Hard  to Solve and Exclusive!

If you love our mystery dinners, grab 19 others and try and solve crimes of the century.  These 20 character mysteries are played in our special Mystery Room.   Five course meal, scripts and all the fun of trying to be the investigators.  Everyone has one part and you play as a group.

Days and Times are limited in THE Mystery Room

Call for availability and shhhhhh topics!





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