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Miller House and Garden Tour

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Address: 506 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN 47201
Phone Number: 8123782622
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Description: The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and...
The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and designers Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. In 2000, the Miller House became a National Historic Landmark. The home, completed in 1957,was described in the Wall Street Journal as "...not only a landmark of modern architecture but also a fine example, possibly the finest, of a kind of modernist design with which too few are familiar, one that is warm, livable and majestic as it flows together with the landscape." Guided tours, with only 13 guests per tour, are offered 11 times a week from March through November.
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Stunning Saarinen-designed home

Gifted to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Miller home is a gem. It has been preserved with many of the original fittings and furnishings, many themselves custom-designed for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Gifted to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Miller home is a gem. It has been preserved with many of the original fittings and furnishings, many themselves custom-designed for the home by leading architects and designers. It's clean and simple in its lines, with beautiful large windows encouraging indoor/outdoor aesthetic flow. That also makes the garden spaces important. Their design... More 

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A must-see for fans of mid-century modern design. Includes interesting history about the Miller family and their architect, Eero Saarinen. The tour begins at the Columbus, IN Visitors Center (gift shop and restrooms available) with a short film. Then you are driven to and from the house by air-conditioned bus. The inside tour is conducted by a knowledgeable and friendly... More 

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Columbus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My granddaughter and I took the tour of the Miller home. While I had been in this home in the 1960s, I was amazed at how well the home was preserved and presented. The tour guide was knowledgeable and added to the experience. This is a must see on visits to Columbus.

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Columbus, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This Saarinen house is one of only a handful of homes he designed, for that reason alone it's worth a tour. The home is beautifully maintained with many furnishings from the original interior design, accentuating the period feel of the home. I recommend booking in advance as the tour is limited to a small group of people and isn't conducted... More 

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Bedford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After several years of thinking about doing this, I finally joined friends to tour the Miller House in Columbus, IN. We had reservations and it was $25 each. Tour started with a short video at the Visitor's Center and then we boarded a small and comfortable bus for the short trip to the Miller House. Since it is very modern,... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

No lie. This house is perfection. Why? Because it was a real home to a family of seven who just happened to live in a residence designed by eliel saarinen, with interiors by alexander girard and landscaping by dan kiley. Get out, right?! Don't rely on images because, actually, they don't do it justice. If you are even remotely intrigued... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's a casual and lovely tour of a mid century modern home. It is gorgeous inside and the grounds are remarkable. For my taste, it was a little cold. I mean, I can't imagine kids running thru the halls laughing and playing - but from and architectural and entertaining standpoint it is worth the visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Do not miss this! Buy online tickets before you come so that you can go. They only take 24 people a day. Saarinen created the conversation pit here. Eames created outdoor furniture here. It is a gem, inside and out.

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NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the type of mid-century modern home that is warm and comfortable. It looks like a real family could live there, and they did. The house was very interesting to tour with lots of great design features inside and out. My only complaint was the tour guide who presented like a grammar school teacher, complete with forced enthusiasm and... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited the Miller House in the dead of winter, with snow on the ground, certainly not the best time to see this jewel of a house, but I was so intrigued it didn't matter. I learned so much about Saarinen, Kiley, and Girard and their collaborative work on this fantastic mid century modern masterpiece. I loved the clean lines... More 

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Address: 506 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN 47201
Phone Number: 8123782622
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Columbus

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