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Reitz Home Museum

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Address: 224 SE 1st St, Evansville, IN 47713-1002
Phone Number:
+1 812-426-1871
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11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Absolutely amazing piece of local history

I walked in solo and they had no problem conducting a tour for one. Going off season added to that bonus! The guide was astute to minut details that were so extremely fascinating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 8, 2017
Ericka Sue M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

I walked in solo and they had no problem conducting a tour for one. Going off season added to that bonus! The guide was astute to minut details that were so extremely fascinating and awe inspiring. I had a great experience because it was a tour of one, and she did not mind all my questions. Because of my many... More 

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Thank Ericka Sue M
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I have toured many 19th century homes throughout the US. The Reitz home museum is among the finest examples of a Victorian/Edwardian era home I have been in. Many of the home's original furnishings are in the rooms, and the original colors and textiles have been either preserved or painstakingly reproduced. This is a true gem among the many homes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide was nice, but a bit quiet and uninformed on some things that we would have thought would be known as part of the tour. The home itself was nicely restored and was worth seeing for the $7.50 per adult and $1.50 per child. The tour was a bit long considering there is nowhere to lean against or... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Beautifully restored museum home with 1890s decor. Our guide knew the rooms, objects, and family story backwards and forwards. Fascinating to imagine Evansville as a place where elegant families collected European treasures and had a sizable staff to look after them.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Well maintained house with an interesting history. The interior has a definite Moorish flavor as well as some nicely designed stained glass. Worth the stop.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing museum!! I've been a few times (including during the Christmas season), but this recent time was spectacular! The guide was very knowledgable and happy to answer questions! I enjoyed being able to see all the rooms and learning facts about the family, home, and Victorian times. I'm pretty sure you could go a hundred times and still... More 

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Jordan gave us a tour, and she was so knowledgeable and friendly, we loved meeting her as much as seeing the house. No words can describe the beauty and history of this home, it is a must see. I PROMISE YOU you will be so glad you took this tour, it is one of the best homes we've seen and... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

We really enjoyed touring this home. Our guide was well informed, and we especially liked that there were plenty of pictures of the original family members and many of their possessions and furniture are still in the house. It was easy to imagine what life would have been like living here all those years ago.

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Thank ThomasTCat
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

If you love historical homes you have to tour this one. We try to go during the different seasons. Last time we went Matt the director was our tour guide. Best tour ever shared info we hadn't heard before. During the warmer weather they have wine down Thursdays at the Carriage House. You can purchase beer and wine they have... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This home is in the process of being restored. ... and beautifully too, I may add! $7.50 per adult for 1 hour tour. Plus, there is a video presentation either before or after the tour, depending how early you arrive. We were here New Years Eve afternoon and it was still beautifully decorated for Christmas. Tour guide very knowledgeable about... More 

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