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Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion)

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Address: 3 W Scott St, Vincennes, IN 47591-1433
Phone Number: 812-882-2096
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More than a tour--it's an insight about the power of visionary leadership.

There are very few Presidential sites where you can walk across the street to see the incredible growth of a seed planted more than two centuries ago. Grouseland is one of them. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dchattin2016
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Vincennes, Indiana
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Vincennes, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are very few Presidential sites where you can walk across the street to see the incredible growth of a seed planted more than two centuries ago. Grouseland is one of them. A majestic mansion, Grouseland, is located adjacent to the 200-acre campus of Vincennes University, founded in 1801 by William Henry Harrison when he served as Governor of the... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Territory capital and home of a general and former one term President, William Henry Harrison. A unique look into his home life and the material and architecture used into building his house. A must see for history buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of four with two boys aged 9 and 10 and they really seemed to enjoy the tour. Our guide was very kind and informative. He was also very patient with my extremely inquisitive young son. Beautiful house and grounds. Glad we visited.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 2 tour guides, one for the first floor and then one for the upper floor & basement. This lovely restored home is administered by the DAR. It was quite interesting learning about President Harrison and his time as Governor of the territory. Well worth your time for a visit.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of history. As you go from room to room, you really take a trip back in time. It's amazing and definitely worth the time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was originally in the area to see the George Rogers NPS. I had some time to kill so I decided to check out the Grouseland house. It was the house of William Henry Harrison (the 9th President) while he was governor of Indiana. I was pleasantly surprised. I took a tour of the house, the tour guide was very... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

After lunch in Vincennes, we happened upon Harrison's house, and we're met by a new friend in period costume to show us the house, relay a lot of history, share many anecdotes about the family, and answer all our questions. He could not have been nicer, and in no hurry to rush us out, even though it was past the... More 

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Lawrenceville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The tour was very informative. The ladies were so knowledgeable about the history of the house and very willing to take questions. If you love history, you'll love this tour.

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Rio Grande, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Docents presented an accurate description of the home and how it came to be in the area. I was able to purchase a basket made from hickory nuts that came from the property. It is not far from the Wabash River and that makes for a nice breeze around the house. William Henry Harrison liked to hunt grouse and there... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure where to start. This was an absolutely amazing experience. As a home builder I enjoy seeing how homes were built many years ago and this was no exception. The history of the home is amazing. Period furniture, original portraits of President William Harrison, neat stories about life during the early 19th century....I could go on. I had... More 

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