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“A lot of variety here......” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Center for History

Center for History
808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
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Ranked #5 of 25 Attractions in South Bend
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: A stately Victorian mansion with original furnishings and stunning woodwork is the highlight of this museum complex, which also includes a children's museum, a gallery of Notre Dame history and an exhibit that chronicles the history of the St. Joseph River Valley.
Battle Creek, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A lot of variety here......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A very eclectic museum, from WW1 to the Beetles to the 'Oliver' to Notre Dame in addition to many many more - don't miss the tour of the Oliver Mansion

Visited April 2014
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Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Copshaholm Home Tour was the best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The touring exhibits are better than the regular exhibits but the best part is the copshaholm home tour. Definitely get a tour of the 34 room mansion in South Bend previously owned by the Olivers!

Visited July 2013
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Kalamazoo, MI
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Awesome Oliver Mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We went during Christmas season so it was really decorated tastefully. Great tour. Guides were courteous and knowledgeable. The mansion is awesome and well preserved and restored. Definitely worth the visit.

Visited December 2013
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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“A Hidden Treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The staff of the center for History create Great events where actors step back in time and share history with the visitor. These together with the Oliver home and the museum itself make a visit more than enjoyable.

Visited December 2012
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South Bend, Indiana
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“A step back in history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

What a great gem in South Bend. Copshaholm is the mansion of the Oliver family. It is preserved as it was in the 1800's. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas with actors portraying the family.

Visited November 2013
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