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Miller House and Garden Tour

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Address: 506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
Phone Number: 8123782622

The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and...

The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and designers Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. In 2000, the Miller House became a National Historic Landmark. The home, completed in 1957,was described in the Wall Street Journal as "...not only a landmark of modern architecture but also a fine example, possibly the finest, of a kind of modernist design with which too few are familiar, one that is warm, livable and majestic as it flows together with the landscape." Guided tours, with only 13 guests per tour, are offered 11 times a week from March through November.

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Mid century modern marvel

The architecture tours in Columbus are excellent and informative. One tour takes in the many architectural sights in this small city. Even more exciting is the tour of the home of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Will R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The architecture tours in Columbus are excellent and informative. One tour takes in the many architectural sights in this small city. Even more exciting is the tour of the home of Irwin Miller, former chairman of Cummins Inc. and mastermind of Columbus' rich architectural heritage. His home is an extraordinary example of mid century modern, designed by Eero Saarenan. The... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a gift Irwin Miller's family gave to the world. The fascinating story and the collaboration of three famous architects/designers with impute from family created such a "public/private" functional home. Thank you so much.

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Tour Guide, Willis, was well prepared to present the home by Eero Saarinen, interior by Alexander Girard and the landscaping by Dan Kiley. It was a beautiful day to tour this great property.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great early modern house and noteworthy landscaping. My tour guide was very good and knowledgeable. A timeless piece of architecture. Wish you could have stepped away from the house and to get a better overall veiw of the house.

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent facility, very knowledgeable guides, timely, a true gem Midwest! If you are the least bit interested in architecture and/or design, this is a must. I have been several times, and continue to introduce friends to the tour and going along with them.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to cap off a great day in Columbus, Indiana. The Miller House is a perfectly curated home fthat inspired me to leave my beliefs and conventions from growing up in a traditional colonial behind at the door. I loved this place from start to finish...architecture, design, landscape intellect...it's a step back and a hundred steps ahead... More 

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Rio Grande, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Visit a home with total planning focused on function. At first it reminds you of institutional living until you later reflect on the design and the intended function of the living and outdoor spaces. The setting is beautiful and the grounds are well manicured.

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Colorado Spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Miller House and garden tour was fabulous. The mid-century modern house and its garden were exactly as promised in the brochure - - - and then some). The guide was very knowledgeable and we had a wonderful time. As we were in Columbus on a Tuesday, we were also able to see the original Miller house gardens that open... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Miller House tour was fantastic, the guide knowable and made the architect, art, gardens and design come alive. The guide provided orientation to the group outside, so when we stepped inside the Miller House, we were prepared to be wowed! The details the architect, designer and landscape design were well planned to make each area wonderful. Each room revealed... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This house is awesome! Only a small group of folks are allowed on the tour at a time which makes it easy to ask questions and not feel crowded. On the way to the house the tour guide gives info about other residences in town which is really nice. I highly recommend checking this out!

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