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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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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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Interesting and lovely

This is an interesting bit of Indianapolis history. The furnishings are authentic and the tour includes lots of interesting information and Indianapolis history. The home is on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Char J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is an interesting bit of Indianapolis history. The furnishings are authentic and the tour includes lots of interesting information and Indianapolis history. The home is on the lovely art museum grounds. During spring and summer the gardens are especiLly lovely. There are trails on the grounds to walk and enjoy the well maintained grounds. While you are here be... More 

Thank Char J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The garden at the IMA is hand down one of my favorite places in the city! I love spending a weekend afternoon in the summer walking around the garden and taking pictures. It's a beautiful place!

Thank Carrie C
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186 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Oldfields is a beautiful historic home owned by the family that donated the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Unfortunately admission is no longer free and requires an expensive IMA ticket.

Thank 970alexanderp
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,348 reviews
1,034 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

great looking old structure from both the outside and inside. worth a vist. the gardens are really nice as well.

Thank jlantern3
Dwight, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Restored to the 1930's era, the Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens is an example of the American Country Place of the wealthy.

Thank JudyKG111
Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is one of those gems in Indianapolis that people need to take the time to visit. The Lily Family has such strong historical ties to the city of Indianapolis. We were able to visit during the Penrod Arts Fair but I'd love to return just to see this house again. It's been wonderfully maintained. The stories behind the house... More 

Thank MrsW93
Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If you are like me, you just love looking at old buildings. This home is stunning and a must see. Don't forget to visit the botanical gardens while there. Also, the grounds are beautiful.

Thank dolphin1017
Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a lovely property to view anytime of the year. Very large walk-able property, with endless photo opportunists.

Thank Aaron B
Noblesville, Indiana
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172 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had gone to walk the gardens, but rain started so we ducked into the Lilly House. We've only been here at Christmas time. This time we were able to see the special exhibit on Silver on the second floor. The flow of the self guided tour tells a story of the history of silver making in the United States.... More 

Thank Wheels282
Indianapolis, Indiana
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138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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.

Thank Sharon M

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