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“Indiana Historical Sites”

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Ranked #12 of 179 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to maintaining and preserving the Site as a museum and memorial to the only U.S. President elected from the State of Indiana. Open to the public as an educational and historical service, the Site seeks to promote patriotism and citizenship through appropriate educational activities and by artfully exhibiting the Victorian time period as Harrison and his family might have experienced it. We are proud to be designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed February 27, 2012

As historical sites go Indiana has quite a few. This is one of the more boring uninteresting ones. It's cool because it's historical and all but don't go out of your way when Indiana has great museums and other historical sites.

Thank KyleWilley
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"tour guide"
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"original furnishings"
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"carriage house"
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"third floor"
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"president's home"
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"white house china"
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"period pieces"
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"small lot"
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"enjoy history"
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"nice tour"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"field trip"
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"step back in time"
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"on display"
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

I was born just a few blocks north of the Harrison Home. Plus several of the historical rebuilt buildings sitting near by, such as the printing office and others, I used to play in them until they were found to be historical buildings forgotten.

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

I like to visit presidential homes, so this was a definite when I visited Indy. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the tour and the home decor as well as learning the story of a president I knew very little about.

1  Thank MB219
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

I am not much into presidential history, but the home and tour was excellent. Very well preserved with many of the Harrison's original posessions. Bob, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable. Be prepared for his quizzes though!

2  Thank trek150
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Loved the history and all the personal artifacts in the house The house itself is not overly imposing or unique so you'll have to like the history that goes along with it to enjoy.

1  Thank BurlingtonWilly
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