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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Ranked #18 of 85 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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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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Senior Contributor
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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Toms River, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
70 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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