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Lanier Mansion

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Address: Madison, IN

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Lovely grounds on Ohio. The huge old home has fascinating antiques in its many rooms. I especially like the children's room and toys.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Washington State
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Lovely grounds on Ohio. The huge old home has fascinating antiques in its many rooms. I especially like the children's room and toys.

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Bedford, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Lovely antebellum mansion that is a must see for any visitor to Historic Madison. The guides know the history of the home and enjoy sharing their knowledge of the family and the time period. Many locals have photos made at the mansion. Traditional stop for prom pics. Gorgeous wedding site!

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portsmouth,usa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great tour guide, and beautiful Greek Revival architecture. Thid mansion has been fully restored and is nothing short of amazing! If you are looking for a beautiful sitting for a wedding , you have found it here.The grounds are beautiful too!

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Bluffton, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This 2-story antebellum mansion sits on Ohio River. As State Museum, it is well maintained and furnished.

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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took a tour of Lanier Mansion right after Thanksgiving, and it was so charming with the old fashioned Christmas tree decorated in the "family" room just as it would have been back in the day. The entrance is magnificent with the spiral staircase in the center. Lovely Greek Revival architecture and furnishings throughout. The main rooms were beautifully decorated.... More 

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Rising Sun
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one the most architecturally significant homes in Indiana. The Costigan staircase is worth the admission. Unsupported spiral staircase......Holy Cow!!!

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Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you are visiting Madison, you can't skip a visit to this historic mansion. It is a wonderful experience to take a tour and you will be impressed with the history, as well as with how beautifully the home has been furnished and decorated. The decorations, furniture and wall paper reflect the age of the home and it reminds of... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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