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213 5th St, Aurora, IN 47001-1211
+1 812-926-0087
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Beautiful History

What a beautiful historic mansion on the bluff above the city. Lots of great architecture, and the... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Bernardo F
New York City, New York
wonderful spooky looking place

if you enjoy scary wonderful places this place at hillfrost is all this and more very enjoyable for... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Clarksville, Indiana
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213 5th St, Aurora, IN 47001-1211
+1 812-926-0087
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

What a beautiful historic mansion on the bluff above the city. Lots of great architecture, and the tour and costumed workers were great. It's very well maintained.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 6 February 2017

if you enjoy scary wonderful places this place at hillfrost is all this and more very enjoyable for me and my husband

Thank melissarc2015
Reviewed 5 October 2016

When Thomas and Sarah Gaff hired architect, Isaiah Rogers, he found the perfect hillside in Aurora, Indiana to create a grand Italianate home overlooking the Ohio River. The house, built between 1853 and 1855, utilized master craftsman to create beautiful plaster ceiling moldings and medallions,...More

1  Thank jbla1951
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I first visited this Historic Landmark in 1969 and have visited it many times since. The ladies who show you through the house are very knowledgeable. If you love Historic and Victorian homes.. this one is a must see. Christmas is Fantastic and beautifully decorated....More

2  Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful Victorian mansion with great views of the Ohio River. The docent gave an excellent and very informative tour. There is some parking just on the side of the house, and more on the street. The mansion is magnificently restored with some...More

1  Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Hillforest is a "victorian house museum" and sits up on a hillside in the small town of Aurora Indiana. We visited in the summer so the trees were full and we could barely see it until we were almost upon it, giving it a little...More

1  Thank beth w
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I loved the tour of Hillforest House, built in the mid 1800's and after changing hands many times after the death of the original owners it has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Sitting high up on a bluff with fabulous views of the...More

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I was on a solo motorcycle trip up the Ohio and came across this home. I was happy they were open at the time of my visit. It is a very worthwhile stop. The ladies that gave the tour were very knowledgeable about the house...More

Thank ajayhawkfan
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Wow!! What a charming family and so much history. Our docent (tour guide) was phenomenal. She knew so much and shared so readily. What a beautiful view of Aurora from the mansion. I think I could live there.

Thank VickieJ03
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Went several years ago for a staff Christmas party. Food was great, atmosphere fun and educational tour to follow. Fun outing!

Thank Ladykaren007
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