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Address: 1600 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-374-5490
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The preservation of this period mansion gives visitors a memorable insight into the home of its wealthy, well connected, cultured owners. A walk through the home is a walk through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The preservation of this period mansion gives visitors a memorable insight into the home of its wealthy, well connected, cultured owners. A walk through the home is a walk through design history as well as through social history.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We loved this place. What foresight of mrs Harrington to move into an older home then not go mad changing things! Despite having oodles of money and the possibility of doing as she liked. Great ambience.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Don and Sybil Harrington are legends in the Texas Panhandle. You will find their names on everything from a Boy Scout camp to a cancer treatment center. But their philanthropy isn't limited to the Panhandle. The house auditorium at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC is named after Mrs. Harrington -- the largest single donor in Met history. And the University... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I toured this grand house on my last visit and really enjoyed it. It has been taken care of impecably and offers a lot of viewing. My only concern is the one hour tour just scratches the surface of all this venue has to offer. Additionly, while the mentor guides were good, they weren't really able to be responsive to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After reading reviews, we booked a tour realizing it was limited. What a treat that was with only a group of 4 people. You could actually see things. A nice tour if you can make it...it's worth it

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Glen Rose, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What a fantastic surprise in Amarillo! Loved touring this exquisite home. The lovely ladies guiding the tour were equally delightful, and it helped deepen my appreciation for the Texas Panhandle.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unfortunately, tours are only done two days a week and only four are allowed at one time. However, this was a wonderful, up close tour of the prominent Harrington family's home. The Harrington's fingerprints are everywhere in the Amarillo area, as well as New York.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There's nothing "can't miss" about this place, but if you live in the Texas Panhandle, your life has been affected by the lives of Don and Sybil Harrington, and it's interesting to see how they lived. And the holiday decorations add a nice touch too.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Touring the Harrington House is an incredible treat. Tours are free, but you have to call ahead to schedule your tour (they are only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at specific times) for up to four people, and the minimum age is 14. You have to be careful not to touch anything to help with preservation, but it is like... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Tours aren't given very often and are limited in number. Well worth finding the time to visit. We were glad we visited here first then recognized the Harrington name the Plains museum. Fantastic that the house is exactly how they lived and the people they knew. Free too

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