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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-631-1888
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Ranked #16 of 89 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Streamwood, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed the tour of this house. It was about 1 1/2 hours long and very detailed. The main floor is filled with nearly all original Harrison pieces. Our docent was very knowledgable and could answers questions not just give a memorized speech. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this tour.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a beautiful historical place. The gardens are beautiful as well. The docents are very good here. Some are from the local DAR. They are very informative. A lot of the pieces of furniture belonged to the Harrison family. The home is beautifully restored. It is easy to park in the Harrison lot or directly on the street in... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I enjoyed my tour of this home. I was lucky that I came at a time when I got my own guided tour! I was able to speak to the tour guide more in depth, than you usually get during a tour. I learned about a president that I didn't know much about. It was amazing how many original pieces... More

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Algonquin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved the ice cream social and the tour of the home. to commemorate Benjamin Harrison Birthday August 20.

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NorthWest Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Whether you are interest in the former President or not, this is an awesomely restored late 1800's house. Most of these historical old homes are filled with whatever old stuff they can find. Not this one, it is stuffed with period furniture, pictures, and things used in an upscale home of the period. The majority of it is from the... More

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Fenton, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a privately run attraction, and is an intimate introduction to the 23rd president of the U.S. And the end of the Victorian Era. You ring the doorbell (it works!) on the half hour and get a one hour tour of the house, family, and late 1800's. Our guide, Melissa Calahan, a volunteer, was a gem. She is extremely... More

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Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Took my 8 yr. old son and 6 yr old daughter to do the tour. The house was amazing! The kids actually really enjoyed it! You can actually walk right into the rooms there are no gates i was surprised!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was very impressed as soon as I was greeted by the volunteer tour guide and entered the house. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered our questions thoughtfully. It gave me a better insight of the many things President Harrison did during his term and the personal side of him and his family and how they lived during... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great for history or presidential buffs. Through the efforts of the society and the Harrison family most of the items in the house actually belonged to the Harrison's when they lived in the house which is somewhat unique. What made this tour really stand out was that it included 90 percent of the house and you walk through most rooms.... More

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was our first stop on our family vacation. The house tour is really nice - you get to go into more rooms than the average house tour. HUGE house and then there are the grounds and carriage house out back. Great tour. Very informative. We went from here to the grave site that was a few miles away. It... More

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