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Reitz Home Museum

224 S.E. First Street, Evansville, IN 47713
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Ranked #12 of 18 Attractions in Evansville
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Take a tour of an outstanding home preserved in the Victorian era. The lumber baron, John Augustus Reitz, decorated the home with the best of the best for those times.

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Bali, Indonesia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Finding this small museum in the downtown area, I felt really blessed. This Home Museum is sooo beautiful! It is well-preserved, quaint, and rich in history. Everyone should take a tour inside the house. It's like travelling into the past!

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San Diego, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
90 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This house was built sparing no expense. It had all the modern conveniences of the day. The gilded hallway is stunning. Notice the mercury-filled door handles. The floor of every room is a different pattern of wood inlay. The ceilings are 14 feet high! Everything about the house was lovely. The tour guides were knowledgeable enough to give a great... More

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Columbia City, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This mansion is just beautiful and our guide was very knowledgeable about it's history and all of the items displayed. Packed full of history about the family and Evansville as well. The only down-side was the cost - $14 per person.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

What a piece of local history! So glad this has been preserved. Many, many years ago I served as a docent for tours. I especially enjoy the tours during the holidays as the home is decorated beautifully. Please visit if in the area, or attend an event in the Carriage House!

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Evansville, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Done and out in two hours, and you can get on with your life after throwing the required birthday party for your little tike and his/her little friends! He/she is too young to remember, anyway!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This home is very extravagant for the time period, but the way it is presented is extremely pretentious. The tour starts off by showing a video of a man who lived in the house. The old man was extraordinarily snobby. The house itself is amazing the word work and extravagance was amazing to say the least.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We called ahead and were given a 3pm slot for a tour -- just my wife and I. The guide was a history major at the University of Evansville and was excellent. What a gorgeous home with some very intriguing history!

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