Oldfields – Lilly House & Gardens

A National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens is an elegant 26-acre estate on the grounds of the IMA. At the heart of Oldfields is Lilly House, the mansion that was once the home of J.K. Lilly Jr., the late Indianapolis businessman, collector, and philanthropist. Lilly House is a historic house museum and has been restored to its 1930s splendor. Percival Gallagher, of the acclaimed landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers, designed Oldfields’ magnificent gardens and grounds in the 1920s. Lilly House is closed January through March for seasonal maintenance.

The Oldfields gardens are open daily from dawn until dusk.

Hours & Facilities

The Oldfields gardens are open from dawn to dusk.

Directions & Parking

Parking information and directions for those walking, biking, driving, or taking the bus.

Tours, Events & Programs

Programs and activities for visitors of all ages are available throughout the year.

History

Celebrating its centennial year, Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens is an example of an American Country Place Era estate.

Lilly House

Take a tour of Lilly House - a 22-room mansion that was once the home of J.K. Lilly Jr., the late Indianapolis businessman, collector and philanthropist.

Oldfields Gardens

Stroll the 26 acres of gardens designed by Percival Gallagher and discover why Oldfields is on the National Registry for Historic Places.