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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-631-1888
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Ranked #15 of 82 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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NorthWest Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Toms River, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family (myself, wife, mother-in-law, 4 children ages 17,14,9,7) travels every summer. We have visited many presidential homes. This was our last stop on a 19 day 9 state trip across our great country. The house and tour were excellent. Tours are on the hour and half hour. We had a very knowledgeable recent college grad (Purdue) as our tour... More

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Houston, Texas
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55 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Beautiful home, as previous trip advisors said, lots of interesting and original items that belong to Pres. Harrison and his family. You get to visit all three floors of the house and actually walk though the rooms for up close look. Makes you feel like you really new them. We have been though many Presidential homes and this is one... More

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Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good tour but started late. Was supposed to start at 2:30 but didn't get going until almost 3. Nice house and informative tour.

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San Diego, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
90 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Lucky for everyone, many of the original furnishings are in this house and are placed where they were when the Harrisons lived here. General and Mrs. would like feel right at home today. We had an extensive tour and asked lots of questions. We weren't rushed and our guide was just as helpful as can be. Mrs. Harrison is the... More

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