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Reitz Home Museum

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Address: 224 SE 1st St, Evansville, IN 47713-1002
Phone Number: 812-426-1871
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Beautiful home and good tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 20, 2016
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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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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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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.

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 

1 Thank Peppermint321
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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Lupton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015

Had a great tour of this beautifully restored Victorian home.which was decorated for Christmas. The tour guide was very informative and included many family stories. .

Thank Kelley E
Darlington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

If you're interested in the Victorian Era, this is a must see. The antiques are not behind glass so it isn't for most children. Guides are knowledgeable. Well worth the $7.50 ticket. I hear it's best at Christmas when it's decorated.

1 Thank homeschoolmom2015
Kendallville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

My wife and I visited this very well preserved Elizabethan era home and were very pleasantly surprised at the continuing legacy left to the community by the Reitz family. The home is beautifully decorated and furnished. Our guide was passionate about the home & the family and shared a lot of interesting information about the history of both. We really... More 

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