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Lanier Mansion

Madison, IN
+1 812-265-3526
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Enjoyable tour

The tour guide was informative. The mansion is well appointed. Each mansion has its own points of... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
silvertongue10147
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Effort, Pennsylvania
Worth it!

We are history buffs so this was a must see for us. Our tour guide Bill was a wealth of... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
saxwoman63
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Indianapolis, IN
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Tour this sprawling home on the Ohio River, the site of a heroic story that's still impacting Indiana today, and one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the Midwest. This location is part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, a statewide museum system with 12 locations.
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Madison, IN
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"spiral staircase"
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"nice tour"
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"at noon"
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"civil war"
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

The tour guide was informative. The mansion is well appointed. Each mansion has its own points of interest, which can only be determined by each visitor. For me, it was the staircase. Parking is on the street, across from the mansion. Visitor center, sells the...More

Thank silvertongue10147
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We are history buffs so this was a must see for us. Our tour guide Bill was a wealth of information. The house was in the family for years and was never really updated with 20th century modern conveniences. The river view is beautiful.

Thank saxwoman63
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Entrance fee is double from other historic homes. Not sure Home is well maintained and refurbished in authentic style. Guide was friendly and seemed knowledgeable about the history of the home. Added points for air conditioning in the home as the outside temperature was in...More

Thank Waltraute
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Bill was tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the Mansion and the history of the Lanier family. The mansion is well preserved with the correct furnishings for the period. Very nice tour.

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Very informative tour. For a reasonable price we had a great tour with a highly informed guide. Saw this 23 years ago.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

What an amazing home, the history of this place is awe inspiring. Our Guide was more than happy to answer all questions. I really recommend this to anybody going to Madison.

Thank Thom P
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Actually saw the Lanier Home many years ago. The antiques are beautiful and the grounds overlooking the Ohio are special. The grounds Sometimes get flooded but it is by the Ohio and that goes with the territory. Usually spring floods and I would say they...More

Thank Shucker73
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our 2 docents were friendly and knowledgeable. The home is nicely restored and has an interesting history. The spiral staircase is quite grand and the home has a number of interesting architectural details.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The house is lovely and nicely restored. The docents are well informed. The history is interesting and well researched. The significance of the family to Madison is primary, though short lived. Definitely worth a visit. Look into the behind-the-scenes tour they do once per month.

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I've been visiting the Lanier mansion for many years, and am more impressed each time I come. They are trying to return it to its original style and decor, as much as possible. They have just recently renovated and opened up the kitchen, informal dining...More

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boone45
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Response from roadagainIllinois | Reviewed this property |
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10 November 2016|
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Response from Beezhjack | Reviewed this property |
The hours are correct as listed,... however, it is important to note that Sunday hours are a little looser. The person that led our tour and was very knowledgeable also ran the visitor center. So he needs to lock up the... More
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Jmriney
10 June 2015|
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Yes, it is open daily.
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