Ernie Pyle organization offers tour


Schools and groups can schedule tours of the Ernie Pyle Historic Site in Dana.

The site features the house in which the World War II correspondent lived and a museum dedicated to preserving his legacy.

The nonprofit Friends of Ernie Pyle is operating the site under special arrangement with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Cynthia Myers, president of the Friends of Ernie Pyle, said schools and other groups can schedule tours by calling (765) 665-3633 or (765) 665-3084 and leaving a message.

Tours are available seven days a week. Admission fees are:

• School-sponsored tour, $1 per student

• Adult groups, $3 per person

• Child groups, $1.50 per child.

The Friends organization plans to open the site to the public on Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 14. Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday hours will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All times are Eastern.

Admission will be $3.50 for adults, $3 for adults 55 and older, $2 for children 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and younger.