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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

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Address: 1230 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2531
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+1 317-631-1888
10:00 - 15:30
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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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Very well maintained home. About 80% of the furnishings belonged to Benjamin Harrison, and the wallpaper had been restored to match what was in the home when Harrison lived in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Shane P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Very well maintained home. About 80% of the furnishings belonged to Benjamin Harrison, and the wallpaper had been restored to match what was in the home when Harrison lived in the house. This is the 10th presidential home we have visited and is one of our favorite. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly (had no idea that Harrison... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This home is very impressive because nearly 80% of the furnishings are original. Our tour guide was great. She told us many interesting facts about the Harrison family and was able to answer most of the questions from our group. While the home has been refurbished, it is had not been drastically altered from when the President lived there. Well... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We enjoy visiting presidential homes. This one is well preserved and claims to have 75% original Harrison Family items in its collection, which is just spectacular for a Presidential Home, especially as it passed out of the family for part of it's existence. We had the first tour of the day and it was like a personal tour as it... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were late but the curator was tremendously nice and he still gave us the tour guide. I loved the building, all the personal and historical mementos and the wonderful state of conservation. It is really educational, has lovely grounds, and connects you to a relatively unknown piece of the history of America and the midwest.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The burial site of Benjamin Harrison was worth the visit. It is large, includes his wife, has good information, is well kept too. Very interesting to spend some time viewing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is our 6th presidential home this year and because of our fantastic tour guide and the house itself; it's our favorite. We spent so much time there and the staff is so knowledgeable. You will learn so much and be really happy you went. Benjamin Harrison's home is definitely a must see in Indianapolis!

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West Chester, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A beautiful walk through home of the centennial president (to George Washington). Plenty to see, and we had a fantastic docent that led us through the home. Lot's of period piece and personal items of the president including his desk, dinnerware, personal home gym products and the bed he died in. You only need about an hour for this -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I have been to several presidential houses and this was one of my favorites. The guides knew all sorts of interesting information and made the tour fun. You can take in the whole house in about an hour but it's definitely worth a stop if you are into history at all.

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Middletown, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We always search out presidential homes on our road trips. The tour of this Harrison home was definitely worth the stop. We were in awe of our guide, Jan. She was probably the most knowledgeable guide we have ever had in a presidential home. Don't hesitate to stop by this home when traveling through Indianapolis.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The tour of the house was made especially interesting by the tour guide, who was very knowledgeable of the house and the former president. The house was a look into life at that time.

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