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“Welcome to General Harrison's Home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-631-1888
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Evanston, Illinois
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“Welcome to General Harrison's Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We learned that even though he could have been referred to as "President" Harrison, he declared that there is only one president at a time, and therefore would be known by the honorific "General" after leaving office. Because this home's furniture and other material stayed in the Harrison family, it was possible to return the furniture and other household items to their original places, especially with the help of old photos of the place. What was originally supposed to have been a half hour tour, our volunteer docent allowed it to stretch to much longer, as my family and I asked lots of questions. (Thanks, JH)
Here is a suggestion for future tours: Because the Harrison Family had so many distinguished members, both before and after Benjamin, a family tree printed out for visitors to see would help visitors to place the various Harrisons. Highly recommended for people interested in Presidential History as well as day-to-day lower case history.
il Gallese

Visited December 2012
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Greenfield, Indiana
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very informative and a great place for school children to visit. At the time I was there for my daughter's school field trip, the woman who led their group left a lot to be desired. Very bossy with the kids and had no interest in answering any of their questions. Hopefully, by now, the staff has changed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fun histroy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

My kids love the Benjamin Harrison home. It shows you the life of a president that lived in Indianapolis. It is a gem for Indianapolis

Visited June 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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70 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great for history buffs and kids learning state history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I traveled here with a group of students, and the house is beautiful! It was great for the kids to see how people lived during this time period and to realize that a former president actually lived there. The best part when I've visited is when staff members are in character. I'd love to go for a Halloween event! It would be deliciously creepy.

Visited January 2012
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Nashville, TN
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“Excellent Opportunity to Tour a Presidential Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Our enthusiastic tour guide provided a wealth of information on our tour of President Benjamin Harrison’s home. Unlike the Abraham Lincoln home in Springfield which contains many period pieces but few Lincoln pieces, the Harrison home has been lovingly maintained by the family to provide a true experience. The home is almost exactly as it was when Harrison lived there. I appreciated that non-flash photography is allowed. Our guide took her time, providing much information and interesting stories; she answered all of our questions. If you love history and things presidential, don’t miss this home. It’s well worth the price of admission.

Visited September 2012
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