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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-631-1888
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Ranked #17 of 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Visit the historic 1875 Italianate Victorian home of the 23 rd U.S. President of the United States. Accredited by the American Association of... more »
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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is one of the better presidential homes I have been too. The house itself is classic Victorian architecture and is interesting on its own. The museum tour guides are very knowledgeable. The museum really helps you appreciate and respect Benjamin Harrison, a President that many people do not know about. Decided to give this attraction... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is a lovely Victorian home decked out with all the over-the-top bling of that era. Benjamin Harrison lived here before and after his one term as President and his widow (his second wife) outlived him by many years and kept the place exactly as he left it: filled with tchotchkes and mementos of a President whose impressive beard puts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised at this particular presidential site. It's a lovely home, very well preserved, and the staff are exceptionally friendly and informative.

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Troy, Michigan, United States
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The Benjamin Harrison home is beautiful and so packed with history--you'll walk away knowing so much more about Benjamin Harrison and the Harrison family--a family that played important part in our country all the way back to the beginning of our nation. For those that enjoy beautiful historic homes, you will not be disappointed. A great deal of the furnishings... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Lovely tour of an obscure historical site. It's well maintained and gives you a great snapshot of middle gilded age America. Our guide, Mary, was delightful. Ask her about the history of Little Orphan Annie. The site is right off I-65. It's worth a visit even if just passing through.

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Topeka, Kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

It doesn't open till 10 a.m. and then you have to pay $10/head and it you're not there on the hour or half hour, get read to wait around on the porch outside as there is no place comfortable to wait for the next tour.

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Houston, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

While my husband and I were on vacation, we stopped in. So many items of the family are here on display. Many of Mrs. Harrison's dresses appear on mannequins throughout with original bedspreads, table linens, silver and silverware displayed in the dining rooms. The tour guides are knowledgeable about the family, the dates of incidents, and important little things about... More

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We had chosen to visit this museum on the Smithsonian Museum Day. The home is beautifully kept and obviously well loved. Our tour guide, Robin was very well informed about the home and offered ideas for additional things to do. We will return as they offer activities throughout the year.

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Whenever we're on vacation we like to stop by the residences of Presidents - we find it interesting to see how they lived. This is a well kept old house with lots of history and interesting information about Benjamin Harrison - the tour guide was well informed. They currently have an exhibit of First Lady dresses which was very interesting.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My wife and I visited President Harrison's home today. The tour lasted 75 minutes and was very informative. A number of items from the family were in the home, along with multiple pictures and portraits. A large number of First Lady gowns are on display, including Mrs Lincoln and more recent First Ladies. The home has been restored and is... More

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