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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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Eli Lilly House

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dwight, Illinois
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Dwight, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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120 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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
Huntington Beach, California
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355 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 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.

Thank charles6346
Indianapolis, Indiana
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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 

Thank PuebloBonito0802
Greenwood, Indiana
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

2 Thank A S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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