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Address: 1600 S Polk St, Amarillo, TX 79102-3149
Phone Number: +1 806-374-5490
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Local History - Classic Old Home

I always enjoyed this place as a kid, its another part of Amarillo's History, and its a big, nice, classic American Home! Its a history lovers spot!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 3, 2016
Cary and Kelly R
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Pensacola, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We are spending the weekend in Amarillo and would love to tour this house. Disappointed that tours are only available Tuesday & Thursday.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

I always enjoyed this place as a kid, its another part of Amarillo's History, and its a big, nice, classic American Home! Its a history lovers spot!

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1 Thank Cary and Kelly R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful home with lots of history in it. You will enjoy this historic home located downtown Amarillo. They do tours but only 6 people at a time and they don't make any exceptions. Very much worth seeing this home.

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3 Thank Nana R
Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have been there once. The home is really nice with period furnishings. The tours are limited so plan this carefully

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is the "Jewel of Amarillo." If you like nostalgia and lovely architecture and life style, go see this. Advance reservations for Harrington House must be made.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful home and such a gift to be able to step back in time and see how this wonderful family lived. The china and glassware from all over the world was especially delightful to me as well as the silk wall coverings and rugs. Simply beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

This "preserved not restored" home is well worth a visit. The free tour allows you to not only see this amazing home but learn small details that makes the tour so special. Tours are limited to 4 people and provided by 2 extremely knowledgeable docents. Loved every minute and if get the chance will do it again.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

The preservation of this period mansion gives visitors a memorable insight into the home of its wealthy, well connected, cultured owners. A walk through the home is a walk through design history as well as through social history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

We loved this place. What foresight of mrs Harrington to move into an older home then not go mad changing things! Despite having oodles of money and the possibility of doing as she liked. Great ambience.

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1 Thank ozzie5melbourne
Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Don and Sybil Harrington are legends in the Texas Panhandle. You will find their names on everything from a Boy Scout camp to a cancer treatment center. But their philanthropy isn't limited to the Panhandle. The house auditorium at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC is named after Mrs. Harrington -- the largest single donor in Met history. And the University... More 

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