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Lanier Mansion

Madison, IN
+1 812-265-3526
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Nice window to the past

We love touring the old homes and this one is very nicely preserved. Gorgeous spiral staircase... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Evansville, IN
Great house and tour guide

We love history. This house definitely has it and our guide made it come alive. It's located right... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Madison, IN
+1 812-265-3526
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We love touring the old homes and this one is very nicely preserved. Gorgeous spiral staircase. Nice tour and good photo ops!

Thank redpepper74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love history. This house definitely has it and our guide made it come alive. It's located right by the river. The tour took about 30 minutes and it was just us! There's a visitor's center and history museum right across the street . Worth...More

Thank mrjonesii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a tour of the Lanier Mansion. Very interesting and our tour guide was excellent and knew the history of the home. Nice to see how things were done back in the 1800's. Furniture was that of the 1800's. Would recommend seeing.

Thank justy772014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lanier is a great older home to tour. Kids enjoy it as well. I took my parents and they enjoyed walking around the garden also. It is a bonus that it is right on the river.

Thank tsheetz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour starts on the hour except at noon and lasted about 35 minutes. No frills, just the basics. Beautiful house with gorgeous spiral staircase. Lay your phone/camera on the center of the railing base to get a great photo looking all the way up...More

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Didn't know anything about this "Lanier" person and why he was so important to Indiana. Now I do! Tours each hour on the hour (except at noon) - only takes about 20 minutes. 3 floors and the spiral staircase is very unique. Tour guide did...More

Thank Cyndy K
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Beautifully preserved by the State of Indiana, the grand home of wealthy and generous James F.D. Lanier, is well worth a tour. The Docents are very knowledgeable and willing to share the story of Mr. Lanier and his rise to prominence. There are a few...More

Thank jbla1951
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was interesting, very knowledgeable, he was able to answer any question that was asked. It was interesting to see how the wealthy people lived back in the day and the way they decorated.

Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited a lot of historic homes and each one has something unique. Interesting tour and info about the family

Thank thebandteacher
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I was looking online for an historic house to visit on the way home from Louisville. I googled historic house, southern Indiana and the Lanier Mansion came up so my sister and I stopped. We got there around 12 noon and were told the tour...More

Thank tresboysmom
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30 July 2017|
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Response from roadagainIllinois | Reviewed this property |
If you google church in Madison, IN, there is a complete list.
10 November 2016|
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Response from Beezhjack | Reviewed this property |
The hours are correct as listed,... however, it is important to note that Sunday hours are a little looser. The person that led our tour and was very knowledgeable also ran the visitor center. So he needs to lock up the... More
10 June 2015|
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Response from Bantamrick | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open daily.