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Address: 1600 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-374-5490
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A beautiful home with lots of history in it. You will enjoy this historic home located downtown Amarillo. They do tours but only 6 people at a time and they don't make any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Nana R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful home with lots of history in it. You will enjoy this historic home located downtown Amarillo. They do tours but only 6 people at a time and they don't make any exceptions. Very much worth seeing this home.

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Thank Nana R
Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have been there once. The home is really nice with period furnishings. The tours are limited so plan this carefully

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Thank david224832
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is the "Jewel of Amarillo." If you like nostalgia and lovely architecture and life style, go see this. Advance reservations for Harrington House must be made.

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Thank PurplePaloma
Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful home and such a gift to be able to step back in time and see how this wonderful family lived. The china and glassware from all over the world was especially delightful to me as well as the silk wall coverings and rugs. Simply beautiful.

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Thank donna g
Mazatlan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This "preserved not restored" home is well worth a visit. The free tour allows you to not only see this amazing home but learn small details that makes the tour so special. Tours are limited to 4 people and provided by 2 extremely knowledgeable docents. Loved every minute and if get the chance will do it again.

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Thank Belize15
Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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Thank NHLong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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Thank ozzie5melbourne
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Kathy C
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

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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