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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

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Address: 1230 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2531
Phone Number:
+1 317-631-1888
10:00 - 15:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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I enjoyed this stop while visiting Indianapolis. I didn't know a lot of the history surrounding Benjamin Harrison, and this place was fully of facts and anecdotes surrounding our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2015
Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I enjoyed this stop while visiting Indianapolis. I didn't know a lot of the history surrounding Benjamin Harrison, and this place was fully of facts and anecdotes surrounding our 23rd president. Our tour guide was really good and knew his stuff. From Benjamin Harrison's personal story, to his accomplishments as president. It was very interesting and I learned a lot.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Very nice home to visit. The curator gave us the tour. I bought tickets online for a Sunday, which I didn't realize it was closed, but somehow it let me purchase them, and since she and others were there cleaning, the curator honored those tickets and gave us a tour anyway! We were leaving town that afternoon, so coming back... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Lovely step back into the Victorian era with many original antique furnishings, decorations, clothing art work, and documents. The home is a memorial museum dedicated to the preservation and eduction about Indiana's only U.S. president. Enjoyed learning more about this lesser-known 23rd President of the United States from the late 1800's around the turn of the Century. He was the... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

My favorite thing to do in Indianapolis. What a surprise! The docent Robin was so helpful and kind. And she is a volunteer.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

A very informative visit to the home that President Benjamin Harrison built and lived in for many years. The guides are excellent and know everything about Benjamin Harrison. The home still has most of the original funiture, paintings and documents. This site is much better than the McKinley Pesidential Library in Canton, Ohio.i

Thank Steven C
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

A must see for a history lover! We stopped on a whim as we had a couple of extra house between lunch and an early evening dinner engagement. The house remained in the Harrison family so much is authentic, including the furniture and decorations. Take a guided tour starting at the carriage house behind the main house. Our guide was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Visited yesterday with wife. I was here 15 years ago but she'd never been. Defiantly a trip worth taking. Most people don't think presidents like Harrison deserve a second chance at going to places like this since he served one term. But the visit there shows he was a progressive president that tried to advance the rights for blacks. He... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

The home of the late 19th century US President - Benjamin Harrison. It has preserved the original home very well in period furniture, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about thee history of his Presidential administration

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The home of the 23rd President of the United States. He was the first president to have electric lights in the White House. He converted the gas lights to electric lights after his term. The tour is excellent. You visit most of the rooms. Some have original furnitures other rooms have period furniture. His wife died just prior to the... More 

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This site is well-maintained, reasonably priced, and volunteer run. Our docent was incredibly knowledgeable, interesting, with a light touch that made the tour a delight. We learned a lot about the era in which the house was appointed, as well as details about Benjamin Harrison's presidency. I would highly recommend this site to anyone with an interest in American history.

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