Gus Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park

Learn more about America’s second man in space, who was also a native of nearby Mitchell, Indiana.

Hours of Operation

Open 8 am – 4 pm daily.

Open year-round, except closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

About the Memorial

The Grissom Memorial honors Hoosier astronaut Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, one of the seven Mercury astronauts and America’s second man in space.  The Memorial tells the story of Gus Grissom’s life and his contributions to the space program.  Exhibits include Grissom’s space suit, the Gemini 3 Molly Brown space capsule, other NASA artifacts, and items from his personal and professional life.

This mini museum is located adjacent to the park gate.  No admission fee charged.

Gus Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park

"I did not think my chances were very big when I saw some of the other men who were competing for the team. They were a good group, and I had a lot of respect for them. But I decided to give it the old school try and to take some of NASA's tests."

Gus Grissom