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Barker Mansion

631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360-3419
+1 219-873-1520
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U Have To See Barker Mansion

The Barker Mansion is very awesome to see and here the history. The guided tours are best as your... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
grandamking
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Indiana
Fun and Festive

My boyfriend and I went right before Christmas so we can see the mansion decorated. There were... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Cassie L
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Michigan City, Indiana
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Learn more about the mansion built by one of the founding fathers of the rail car industry, John H. Barker. This house, while actually lived in for only a very short time, has brought many years of enjoyment to the Barker family, and to the residents of the City of Michigan City. From educational guided tours to special seasonal functions, the Barker Mansion and Civic Center is a true jewel in the crown of Michigan City.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360-3419
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+1 219-873-1520
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The Barker Mansion is very awesome to see and here the history. The guided tours are best as your hear all the history of the Barker’s life.

Thank grandamking
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went right before Christmas so we can see the mansion decorated. There were Christmas trees in just about every room, decorated in much the way out would have been during the tine the mansion was lived in. Honestly love the history...More

Thank Cassie L
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

The Barker Mansion is a special little place filled with Michigan City History. They keep filling their calendar with special events that are fun for all ages. We just finished a Christmas tour that included cupcake decorating. The team there is really bringing a whole...More

1  Thank Eileen O
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The mansion is beautiful and the history is fascinating. Definitely worh a visit! In December the rooms are decorated for Christmas so it makes it extra cozy. Friendly staff too!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Highly recommend this tour. Original furnishings and art throughout. We learned so much not only about the house, but about the area's history! Our guide was patient and thorough and very pleasant. The garden and grounds are beautifully maintained.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Barker Mansion is an educational opportunity for all age groups. The original furniture is on display. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We went on the guided tour and had an great time. The home and gardens are absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide was very informed and interesting. This is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Laurette H
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

They offer guided tours at 1:00 Tuesday through Saturday. We arrived at 11 so did the self-guided tour for which they provided a laminated sheet that basically includes the information presented on the tour. The young man at the desk was very enthusiastic and eager...More

Thank tanda367
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Barker Mansion is one of the most important historic buildings in Michigan City. It is a beautiful mansion built by one of the city's founding families and contains most of the original furnishings. The different tours of the mansion are informative and give you a...More

Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We were in Michigan City, Indiana, for a little family reunion--all 23 of us! We had 13 kids from 4-19 years old and had planned a day at the beach, but cool temps and rain made us switch up our plans last minute. We were...More

2  Thank AJCattapan
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Joan B
4 November 2017|
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Response from Virgil1944 | Reviewed this property |
Guided Tours Tues.-Sat 1PM Fee $8 adult;$5 child Self guided tours on Sat.
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pebbles040663
3 August 2017|
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Response from bethnswa | Reviewed this property |
No. Gardens where they hold weddings has ramps but not the house.
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Barb M
8 September 2015|
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Response from Jessica R | Property representative |
Hi Barb, we do allow wedding ceremonies at the mansion. Give a call at (219) 873-1520 or email jrosier@emichigancity. com for details. Jessica Rosier, Director
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