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Miller House and Garden Tour

506 5th St, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
+1 812-378-2622
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This house, designed by Eero Saarinen, is spectacular. If you have the time for this tour, it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JordanF
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Columbus
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The Miller house in the spring

The best time to take the Miller house tour is in the spring! The landscape is always beautiful but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jena G
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The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and designers Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. In 2000, the Miller House became a National Historic Landmark. The home, completed in 1957,was described in the Wall Street Journal as "...not only a landmark of modern architecture but also a fine example, possibly the finest, of a kind of modernist design with which too few are familiar, one that is warm, livable and majestic as it flows together with the landscape." Tours begin and end at The Columbus Area Visitors Center, 506 Fifth Street (not at the house). This guided tour is oriented to adults and children over 10 – please note only children over 10 are allowed on the tour and all guests must purchase a ticket.
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506 5th St, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house, designed by Eero Saarinen, is spectacular. If you have the time for this tour, it is highly recommended. The interior design is very cool, and many of the details are pretty special.

Thank JordanF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best time to take the Miller house tour is in the spring! The landscape is always beautiful but in the spring the grounds are covered with tulips. It's a short 1 hour tour but we'll worth it if you enjoy modern architecture.

Thank Jena G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to Columbus, IN in May and capped it off with a tour of the Miller House. The house was very modern at the time, reminiscent of a Frank Lloyd Wright house, and was interesting to tour. I loved the vibrant colors,...More

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I recently had the opportunity to tour the house with my wife. We were part of a larger group. To be honest, had it been up to me independently I probably never would have done this tour. But as part of a group that had...More

Thank rhch
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

To see the home of a truly wealthy family that it well done not over done. Having been to Newport, Asheville and Sarasota this home is a visual classic. There is so much to see and the history is fascinating. The grounds are breathtaking. It...More

Thank ParTcake
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The house is an interesting tour. The guide, Bob, was very knowledgeable. The grounds are impeccable. I had never heard of Mr. Miller, let alone how influential he was. If you like architectural tours with interesting history, this is one for you.

Thank BudNLily
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This house epitomizes modern architecture. It's a wonderful way to experience how Eero Saarinen's design of spaces, Alexander Girard's rich interiors and Dan Kiley's minimalist landscape worked together to create a livable, timeless residence. We also learned a lot about the Miller family and it...More

Thank AprilinCali
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived by tour bus of about 15 people. It left from their gift shop and we watched a short film about the home before we boarded the bus. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The home and furnishings really told their story....More

Thank LIFGMA0322
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Took the tour on a rainy Saturday. You start at the Columbus visitor center (which is worth seeing itself). After a short film presentation, you board a shuttle bus which takes you to the Miller House. Although the tour lasts over two hours, I was...More

Thank Bama77
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We wanted to visit this home after watching a PBS special about Eero Saarinen. We carved time out of our trip and went out of our way to visit, and it was well worth it. You should make advance reservations online. You check in at...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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