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Miller House and Garden Tour

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Address: 506 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN 47201
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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Miller houses sharpen tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Columbus, Indiana
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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank SAB60927
Rio Grande, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Denise S
Colorado Spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Tiffany L
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Betty Jean our amazing and knowledgeable tour guide led us through this incredible house and added the "local" touch with her connection to a Thunderbird car once owned by Mr. Miller. The house itself is incredible if you are a fan of "Mid-Century" design. We completely understood the context of the design and the Miller family's objectives in creating a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This home is a great example of modern architecture. Our guide was knowledgeable about the house, architectural and structural design, furnishings, and the history of the family who built it. I recognize that taste is personal; but, I think this home is more special than any of the several Frank Loyd Wright homes.

Thank Jim609
Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This house was actually completed in 1957 but has an open, ageless feel. Designed by Eero Saarinen for the wealthy heir and his wife in Columbus where no expense was spared and it shows. The grounds and light, airy quality of this open and inviting house is beautiful to behold. Our guide seemed to know this house as if he... More 

Thank jgbtravels
Sandy Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I'll start by saying that my husband and I are huge MCM fans. I surprised him with a detour through Columbus, Indiana on our road trip through Indiana and Ohio. The Miller House is pure MCM perfection. The clean simple lines of the exterior surround an open living and dining space that still house all-original details of this Saarinen masterpiece.... More 

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