Ernie Pyle’s Boyhood Home
in the hometown of history's greatest war correspondent
Ernie Pyle's Boyhood Home
The house where Ernie Pyle was born on Aug. 3, 1900 is next to the World War II Museum in Dana. A group that would become the Friends of Ernie Pyle saved the house from demolition in the mid-1970s. The structure was relocated from its original rural location and restored to authentically represent the time Pyle lived there. Some items, including a mantle clock, rocker and crib, belonged to the Pyle family. The house was dedicated as an Indiana state historic site in 1976.