International Circus Hall of Fame

Shopping Cart

Items in Your Cart

Your cart is empty


Welcome to the International Circus Hall of Fame.  

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we Cannot be open until July 4th. May you all stay safe and avoid the crowds. We’ll do all we can to try to keep the Circus Spirit alive for all of you. Keep following our posts. If the possibility arises, we will try to re-schedule work week and events for later this year. That will remain to be seen.

Follow us on Facebook to enjoy our collection and activities.


Our Go Fund Me Page to help preserve the last remaining Circus Buildings in Indiana can be found here.


New Logo    The International Circus Hall of Fame is located in the old circus winter quarters in Peru, Indiana. We are open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00pm in May, June, July and August. Please call us for any other times, by Appointment, only. 

    The Peru Winter Quarters is one of 42 National Historic Landmarks in the state of Indiana.  The activity that took place here influenced not only our state. but our nation’s history. These quarters are where circuses of the past wintered until they left in the spring for a new circus season.

    Circus Greats are enshrined in the museum joined by other exhibits.  These exhibits include colorful circus posters, wagons and models. One of the models is a miniature replica of the 1934 Hagenbeck Wallace Circus.  This model includes  one of the last great street parades and carried one of the  largest circus menageries.  

    You can enjoy some great videos about the Circus Hall of Fame and the history of the Peru Circus Winter Quarters on our YouTube Channel at CHOF VIDEOS

    The cost of Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 6-12.  Ages under 5 are FREE!  All military personnel are FREE with proper ID!

     We hope to see you at the Peru Circus City Festival Parade downtown Peru on Saturday July 18th and see many of our wonderful Circus Hall of Fame wagons on parade.