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“Presidential home and tour.”

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Ranked #18 of 177 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to maintaining and preserving the Site as a museum and memorial to the only U.S. President elected from the State of Indiana. Open to the public as an educational and historical service, the Site seeks to promote patriotism and citizenship through appropriate educational activities and by artfully exhibiting the Victorian time period as Harrison and his family might have experienced it. We are proud to be designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Good tour but started late. Was supposed to start at 2:30 but didn't get going until almost 3. Nice house and informative tour.

Thank ADPFlorida
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Lucky for everyone, many of the original furnishings are in this house and are placed where they were when the Harrisons lived here. General and Mrs. would like feel right at home today. We had an extensive tour and asked lots of questions. We weren't rushed and our guide was just as helpful as can be. Mrs. Harrison is the only first lady to design her own presidential china, which is on display with some of Lincolns china. Ask them to play the wind-up music box for you. Keep an eye out for an original document with President Lincoln's signature on it, just weeks before his death
There are some steep stairs in the house but, not to worry, they have an elevator. Be sure to call in advance to find out when they are giving tours.

4  Thank artandroxanne
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Well preserved home of #23. Lots of interesting history of the wonderful furnishings, most of which were part of the Harrison family. Always love to see the actual books our president's read/collected, and there are many in the home. Guide was knowledgeable and able to answer most questions. This is basically a home/site tour only...didn't expect much Presidential "history" as this is not a library/museum and not much was offered. However, well worth the time to see how the Harrison's lived. There is no reason to get there early...there is no waiting area inside the home, and tours are given on the hour and half hour only. You literally ring the doorbell at that time and the guides let you in the front door. Steep steps...ask for the elevator to the upper floors.

Thank Klatz
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This house has a fascinating history, and it is well preserved. The tours by knowledgeable guides are excellent. For Independence Day, the Benjamin Harrison house has a celebration on the grounds, with numerous activities for both children and adults.

Thank NanjingBob
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I took my son to the Benjamin Harrison home over Spring Break 2014. Beautifully well kept Victorian and loads of wonderful history. Being the only two people on the tour, we had the oppotunity to ask as many questions as we wanted. Reasonably priced.

Thank Megan M
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