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“hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harrington House

Harrington House
1600 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX
806-374-5490
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Ranked #5 of 49 things to do in Amarillo
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Temecula, California
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“hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Tours aren't given very often and are limited in number. Well worth finding the time to visit. We were glad we visited here first then recognized the Harrington name the Plains museum. Fantastic that the house is exactly how they lived and the people they knew. Free too

Visited June 2014
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“Excellent Tour and Beautiful Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First it is only open Tuesday and Thursday by appointment, tours are conducted on the half hour, between 10 and 12:30, So to not be disappointed, call in advance to reserve your tour. The tour guides are all volunteers and do a wonderful job of showing and explaining the home. They will not talk about the family so don't ask. The home is beautifully decorated and preserved for that time in history. The Harrington's were a wealthy family and their home/life reflect it. Most of the paintings on display are reproductions as the Harrington's donated the originals for display in Museums. It is most definitely worth the time to plan for and visit.

Please Note Suggest you arrive five minutes prior to your scheduled tour.
Wear low, broad-heeled shoes & check packages, purses, coats, cameras in available lockers.
Smoking and consumption of food and beverages are prohibited on the premises.
The is not handicapped accessible. Canes, walkers, or crutches may not be used
You may take photos, no flash

I do not feel sorry for people who just show up and expect to get in. When you want to visit historical places it doesn't hurt you to plan ahead as we did. Check on the opening times and what are the requirements. Even buy your tickets in advance to by pass lines. In fact we have already bought our tickets to tour Buckingham Palace and the Churchill Museum later in the fall. We won't even have to wait in line.

Visited May 2014
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“Nice Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The free 50-minute tour, offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, has to be pre-arranged by phone. The tour guide offered many details about the home and its owners. The home is fully furnished with many original items.

Visited April 2014
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Took a tour with 3 friends @ Christmas. The house is beautifully restored and was decorated for Christmas. Can tour by reservation only and they have a maximum on number of people in a group. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Visited December 2013
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Amarillo, Texas
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“Amazingly well preserved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I just want to take the time to thank the wonderful staff at The Harrington Home. I toured this home yesterday and the staff was awesome! They are so knowledgeable about the history of this beautiful home and the people who made it possible. I learned so much and was amazed at how well the home has been preserved. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is coming into or through Amarillo TX. It is a gem!!

Visited August 2013
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