Well preserved historical home, of a former president. I wouldnt recommend young children, but that is true of most attractions like this.
The PBHH offers many activities for the community that are beyond the usual "home tours" you find elsewhere. These include ice cream socials, Christmas tours, plays, etc. Very fun and very affordable.
As historical sites go Indiana has quite a few. This is one of the more boring uninteresting ones. It's cool because it's historical and all but don't go out of your way when Indiana has great museums and other historical sites.
I was born just a few blocks north of the Harrison Home. Plus several of the historical rebuilt buildings sitting near by, such as the printing office and others, I used to play in them until they were found to be historical buildings forgotten.
I like to visit presidential homes, so this was a definite when I visited Indy. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the tour and the home decor as well as learning the story of a president I knew very little about.
I am not much into presidential history, but the home and tour was excellent. Very well preserved with many of the Harrison's original posessions. Bob, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable. Be prepared for his quizzes though!
Loved the history and all the personal artifacts in the house The house itself is not overly imposing or unique so you'll have to like the history that goes along with it to enjoy.
We visited the house during December. It is a 3 story Italianate Mansion with the original furniture and decor. They have volunteers working inside dressed in period costumes. During the Christmas season the house is decorated and very festive. The volunteers played certain people who lived in the house (the President, his wife, servant, etc). It was very informative as... More
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