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Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens

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Address: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
Phone Number: 317-920-2660 or 317-923-1331
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful gardens and home

We loved visiting the garden and greenhouse. The statues make it feel so elegant. The home is lovely and enjoyed the history of the property. The display of silver upstairs is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved visiting the garden and greenhouse. The statues make it feel so elegant. The home is lovely and enjoyed the history of the property. The display of silver upstairs is exquisite. Loved it!

Thank ClareScottsdale
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is FREE (donations appreciated). Children will love to see the period furniture, and real kitchen setup, even have nicknacks throughout the residence. Be sure to explore the views and walk out to the gardens to experience old world wealth.

Thank Mauiblues16
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't believe I got to see the mansion and walk the 100 acres of grounds as it came included with the museum admission. Be sure to really see all the gardens. They have sculptures, fountains, and tons of flowers.

Thank Robin L
Bridgeport, West Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see if you are traveling through the Indianapolis area. You can spend as much time as you like here. It doesn't take long to tour the house itself. The gardens on the other hand a person can spend as much time as they like strolling through these beautifully designed areas. There are plenty of places to... More 

Thank Penny R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The house was wonderful and easy to see in an hour or so. I wish I could have stayed longer so I could explore the gardens. This part of the Museum of Art is truly worth the time!

Thank Gleemom
Far Nor Cal
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We wish we had more time to explore the grounds. This was by far most favorite site in Indianapolis. The grounds are just stunning, the home beautiful and the locally curated Silver exhibition was absolutely beautiful! This was also a surprisingly great place to enjoy local wildlife- song birds, chipmunks, fox squirrels & even a muskrat! If we come back... More 

1 Thank Caltravler
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The exterior of this mansion is beautiful. The surrounding gardens are also pleasant. There are some nice pieces of outdoor sculpture though there could have been more. The interior has interesting period pieces. The upstairs has a large (and overwhelming if you're not into silver) collection of silver. It's makes a good diversion when you are visiting the Indianapolis Museum... More 

1 Thank dmittleman
Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

You can walk through the house at your own pace and take in the house itself and/or its furnishings.

Thank Jean N
Sydney, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Oldfields is attached to the art museum and we visited in early spring. Not knowing it was even there we spent more than an hour and a half wondering through the gardens and the glasshouses before entering the house itself. Typical of the 1930's Historic homes set on extensive grounds, it is sparsely furnished with period pieces and painted interiors... More 

1 Thank Calajam L
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The Lilly House is a stunning time capsule! Exquisitely detailed to give you a glimpse into history. Though an extra fee now it's worth the price. After the tour of the house go outside to the stunning gardens. You will want to take photos but if you look too professional they may stop you and make you pay a fee

Thank Julie C

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