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Lanier Mansion

Address: Madison, IN
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Muncie, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I had a private tour of the mansion since I was visiting on New Year's Eve. The house, constructed in 1844 is a beautiful example of Greek Revival architecture. Mr. Lanier, a lawyer and financier was very well-to-do and his home was a jewel in early Madison, with a beautiful view of the river. The tour guide was well-informed and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I took a tour of the mansion with my family, who had mostly been. I was surprised they wanted to return until I got to go for myself. While waiting for the tour to begin we visited the gift shop which offered free snacks and drinks and decent priced items. On the tour I was surprised by how little history... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Loved seeing the furnishings from early Madison, would have liked to see the kitchen and bathrooms. Tour guide was great, told us how Lanier saved the finances of the state of Indiana more than once. Very knowledgeable guide, sometimes started talking before everyone was in the room though.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Ive never had someone make me want to go learn more about a historical figure just because of his brief description,bravo! Wish we could have seen the kitchen and servant areas that were under renovations.

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Brooklyn, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This house exemplifies Madison's high point in the 1840s. With it, you learn Indiana history, see gorgeous Greek Revival architecture, beautiful furnishings and gardens, and hear one family's story. Beautifully proportioned and maintained, this house is a treasure.

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We started our visit to Madison with the Lanier Mansion. Hard to miss it as it towers over the river. We found the tour guide to be very informative and obviously loved being there. The home is in very good condition with a few original family pieces still there. It was a good start to a very pleasant day. We... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a treat to take my family and friends who come to town on a tour of the Lanier Mansion, the rooms are beautiful and the stairway is unbelievable. It is relaxing to walk along the grounds, admiring the mansion from outside and of course the majestic Ohio River.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A wonderful piece of history right in Madison. The tour guides are always so full of information and know that house like the back of their hand. It was a fun little trip and cheap fun at that.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I enjoyed hearing about the life of Mr. Lanier and his family. He was very central to early Indiana history, and I had never heard his name.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Who knew how important James Lanier was to the state of Indiana. I will not spoil that in this review but encourage you to take the tour and learn more about this important person and this amazing mansion.

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