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“Extraordinarily informative”

Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion)
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Vincennes
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Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Extraordinarily informative”
Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

The dwelling itself was remarkable considering that it is over 200 years old. However, Rogers's narrative was extraordinary with not only facts about the house, but also about Harrison and his place in history. Additionally he was very enlightening in his discussion of Tecumseh, Native American issues, Mad Anthony Wayne and slavery in the territory. Overall it was one of the best presentations in any historical dwelling we have visited.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
444 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Good Visit”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

This was a lovely home and enjoyable visit of one of our Presidents and an educated gentleman who played a significant part in the beginning of our country. He was also the first one to die in office after a very short term.

Worth the visit when in the area to see not only his home but the type of living for that era in our history. Very well maintained and beautiful.

When visiting, there were school children touring and they were quiet and interested as they were given history of the era. There is something for everyone.

I do not think it is accessible, however, if walking and stairs are a problem.

Visited May 2012
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Dugger, Indiana
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“This makes history for me”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

I was born just a few blocks from this historiacl building and also the famous Red Skelton was born about 2 blocks closer then I was. Cousin Red was a wonderful person, if you ever met him in person, then you were blessed.

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Oakland City, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“A true glimpse into Hoosier History”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We had a wonderful tour guide who took us through the home of William Henry Harrison and his family. Lots of insight into how Hoosier Pioneers were living during this time period. You have access to the entire house. There is a small gift shop as well. Really enjoyed this historic sight. A must see for Hoosiers and any one interested in Pioneer History.

Visited September 2011
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Collierville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Nice Home. Good way to learn about a lesser-known President.”
Reviewed November 1, 2010

This home is operated by the Daughters of the American Revolution. On the day I visisted, I was the only visitor in the house and the DAR tour guide escorted me around the home, providing interesting tidbits about each room in the house. Most of the furnishings are not from the Harrisons, but they are period pieces that show how the home was probably furnished. The tour includes all areas of the home, including the main floor, basement, and the bedrooms upstairs.

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