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“Excellent Opportunity to Tour a Presidential Home”

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Ranked #16 of 173 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Our enthusiastic tour guide provided a wealth of information on our tour of President Benjamin Harrison’s home. Unlike the Abraham Lincoln home in Springfield which contains many period pieces but few Lincoln pieces, the Harrison home has been lovingly maintained by the family to provide a true experience. The home is almost exactly as it was when Harrison lived there. I appreciated that non-flash photography is allowed. Our guide took her time, providing much information and interesting stories; she answered all of our questions. If you love history and things presidential, don’t miss this home. It’s well worth the price of admission.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

If you enjoy history, especially Presidential history, I think that you will really enjoy visiting this home. Having been to other Presidential homes, I was impressed that the furnishings actually belonged to the Harrison Family, not just time period pieces. Our tour guide was FANTASTIC! We took our two boys, ages 6 & 9, with us. The tour guide asked them questions throughout the tour and really made the tour interesting for them as well.
The home is absolutley beautiful. Normally, you may visit all three levels of the home, except the third level was closed when we visited due to an exhibit change. Our tour lasted approx. 45 minutes, including a walk across the yard to visit the carriage house, where another exhibit was held. There is a small gift shop inside the home. I thought that the items were reasonably priced. We all had a great time and learned alot of history.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Beautifully restored home of a former President. The staff was informative and our tour of this home was exceptional. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gary1227
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

It was interesting to learn how people lived during Benjamin Harrison's time. There were many Civil War items, a portrait of Benjamin's grandfather - President William Henry Harrison and a large amount of original furnishings. Small nice garden. Restrooms available.

Thank Pippadude
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Very informative, tour includes all three floors of home. Small fee to enter but worth it. Found out things about Harrison which I did not know

Thank madmax1965
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