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Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens

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Address: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
Phone Number: 317-920-2660 or 317-923-1331
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Old but not Stuffy

A charmingly restored country home. The silver exhibit was very interesting and our docent led tour added a lot to our visit.If you are at the museum take a few minutes and go to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A charmingly restored country home. The silver exhibit was very interesting and our docent led tour added a lot to our visit.If you are at the museum take a few minutes and go to the Lilly House. Real people lived here and it is delightful.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great house and gardens. The admission is included with the admission to the Indianapolis Art Museum. The museum had a tram which dropped us off at the House. There is a film about the property in the entrance area which is by the garage. The tour is self guided. There was an very good exhibit of sterling sliver upstairs.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This home of Lilly and its architecture are an outstanding example of class and money! If you look out any of the ground level windows across the expanse of the beautiful "yard" you will notice you cannot see the road that goes in front of the house. This is because Lilly had it landscaped so that the road was hidden... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a great free activity adjacent to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The house and grounds are beautiful. The interior house has many historical displays about the city of indianapolis as well as displays about the families that occupied the house (Oilfields and Lilly). During the holidays, when we visited, the house was artfully decorated with many photo opportunities... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a great house and gardens to visit. There are people there to give you some history of the house and Lilly family. Go on a nice day so you can enjoy the museum grounds while you're there. Beautiful!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If your tastes run towards seeing how the rich lived then a free tour of the Lilly mansion is for you. On the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Museum, try to visit during the Christmas season when the home is decorated to recreate that of the famous Indianapolis family that enjoyed these digs. A greenhouse with gift shop is worth... More 

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Socorro, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I came across this place by accident and fell in love with the variety of gardens in one location! I had been very upset and strolling amidst the beautiful gardens calmed my heart and soul. There was ample privacy, benches to sit on, water features and animals about. Completely a lovely spot to wander hand in hand or to find... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

we were lucky to have a nice day for this visit. unfortunately the residence was closed to visitors for the winter but is supposed to be a big attraction for those interested in period interior design.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Free Admission! Beautiful home, very interesting tour of the building. They had signs in every room, you could use your smart phone to listen to an audio recording talking about the room, furniture and decorations. The downstairs was really neat, the upstairs was pretty boring. Downstairs it's fully furnished. Upstairs, it's basically empty rooms, with a few displays, more like... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When my daughter told me that she wanted to have her wedding photos taken outside at the Lilly House, I thought she was asking for trouble. Instead, it was a great experience. The grounds were beautiful and usable with inconveniencing others on the grounds If you are going to use the grounds, you do need to get a pass in... More 

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