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“Christmas at Pres. Benjamin Harrison Home”

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Ranked #15 of 173 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Christmas at Pres. Benjamin Harrison Home”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Took my 85 yr. old father to the President Benjamin Harrison Home on 12/22/12. The entire house was decorated for Christmas in the Victorian style and looked amazing. Our guide was very informative and did not rush us through the tour. It was nice to see my father enjoy himself and also comment about items that he saw that brought back fond memories of his childhood. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

Visited December 2012
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Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Charming”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

A must see! Make sure to tour this house at least once and especially during the holidays! It's a great old home and the history is remarkable

Visited January 2013
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Evanston, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Welcome to General Harrison's Home”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We learned that even though he could have been referred to as "President" Harrison, he declared that there is only one president at a time, and therefore would be known by the honorific "General" after leaving office. Because this home's furniture and other material stayed in the Harrison family, it was possible to return the furniture and other household items to their original places, especially with the help of old photos of the place. What was originally supposed to have been a half hour tour, our volunteer docent allowed it to stretch to much longer, as my family and I asked lots of questions. (Thanks, JH)
Here is a suggestion for future tours: Because the Harrison Family had so many distinguished members, both before and after Benjamin, a family tree printed out for visitors to see would help visitors to place the various Harrisons. Highly recommended for people interested in Presidential History as well as day-to-day lower case history.
il Gallese

Visited December 2012
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Greenfield, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very informative and a great place for school children to visit. At the time I was there for my daughter's school field trip, the woman who led their group left a lot to be desired. Very bossy with the kids and had no interest in answering any of their questions. Hopefully, by now, the staff has changed.

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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Fun histroy!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

My kids love the Benjamin Harrison home. It shows you the life of a president that lived in Indianapolis. It is a gem for Indianapolis

Visited June 2012
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