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The History Museum

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History Museum, Oliver Mansion, and Studebaker Museum combo ticket is best value

Our plan was just to see the Studebaker Museum, but the History Museum is in the same building and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
roadtripmajik
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Manhattan, Illinois
Wonderful mansion but bad tour guide

It’s a beautiful mansion full of great original furnishings with so much interesting history but... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Scarrble1
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A stately Victorian mansion with original furnishings and stunning woodwork is the highlight of this museum complex, which also includes a children's museum, a gallery of Notre Dame history and an exhibit that chronicles the history of the St...more
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808 W Washington St, South Bend, IN 46601-1439
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our plan was just to see the Studebaker Museum, but the History Museum is in the same building and we saw just enough from the front ticket desk to pique our interest. Senior discounts are available. A military discount is also available, though not advertised....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

It’s a beautiful mansion full of great original furnishings with so much interesting history but our tour guide was not good. We were on a tour with 8 others and she scolded most of them during the tour. She acted like we were kindergarteners. None...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This Home/Museum is an amazing piece of history, and a step back in time to a wonderful era in America. A lovely home and history of the Oliver family and South Bend. You won't want to leave!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Three museums in one; History Museum, Oliver Mansion, and Studebaker Museum. Mansion and Studebaker are fantastic! History Museum is so-so.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

I live just a few miles away in Niles, Mich., yet I've been to the History Museum about 4-5 times over the past several years. It's a great place to take out of town visitors looking for something to do. The exhibits change up routinely,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

The Oliver Mansion is beautiful. Loved the great tour and the history! Definitely worth seeing. A wedding was taking place on the the beautiful grounds!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

A museum that includes a tour of the home of J D Oliver, president of the Oliver Chilled Plow Works. A magnificent 38 room mansion on 2.5 acres. The stately home featured lead glass windows, parquet floors, beautifully detailed woodwork and original furnishings. A guided...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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The_History_Museum, Public Relations Manager at The History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Once you start getting into history, the path seems to get longer as there is so much more to see than one would realize. To see the old home and how certain people lived is fascinating...if only we all could live that way!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John B
The_History_Museum, Public Relations Manager at The History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

We're happy you enjoyed your experience at the Oliver Mansion and The History Museum!

Reviewed August 12, 2018

Extremely interesting history museum. Magnificent display of Tiffany glass and very interesting mansion built by the Oliver family originally from Scotland. Staff and tour guide first class.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alexandra R
The_History_Museum, Marketing Director at The History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you so much! We're happy you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We came to visit the Studebaker Museum (fantastic and well worth visiting) and ended up buying the combined Studebaker Museum / History Museum ticket which provides access to the Oliver Mansion tour. The combined ticket is a good value at $15. We didn’t have time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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The Oliver House is not handicap accessible, since it was built before 1900.
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