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Lanier Mansion

Madison, IN
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Lafayette, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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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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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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Brookville, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Having been to Madison several times- I am unsure why we have never before done the tour of the mansion. It was fascinating, and our guide was very knowledgeable. We will probably take the tour again sometime- just to once again visit such an amazing piece of Indiana history.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took a guided tour of Lanier Mansion and enjoyed learning about Indiana's historic landmark, however some areas of the mansion were closed for renovation.

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