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The Propylaeum

Started in 1888 as a space for women to meet, outside of church or the tearoom...

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The Building

This is what beer could build you in 1890- preserved for the past 130 years, if these walls could talk...

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May Wright Sewall

Suffragist, activist, and spiritualist, the Propylaeum was not the only thing Sewall founded...



The Propylaeum is open to the public for self-guided tours through the mansion, carriage house, around the grounds on Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Please call ahead and let us know if you are going to stop in! Call us at 317-638-7881. 

We also offer a virtual history and tour of specific rooms in our video series If the Walls Could Talk.

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