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Miller House and Garden Tour

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Address: 506 Fifth Street, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Columbus, IN 47201
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+1 812-378-2622

The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and...

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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Miller House - an great background for understanding the 50's contextually

The Miller House provides insight into the life of an inportant figure both locally and on the national scene. It also clearly demonstrates what was cutting edge design in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Miller House provides insight into the life of an inportant figure both locally and on the national scene. It also clearly demonstrates what was cutting edge design in the 1950's and how that good design still works well into the 21st Century. The tour provides an intimate look in the Miller family's life and their dedication to their community.

Thank mgoldcfre
Rome, GA, USA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While slightly underwhelming on the exterior, the inside of this beautiful home does not disappoint. Regardless of your architectural persuasion/affinity, all will appreciate this beautiful estate and the story behind it. Our only complaint was that we didn't have more time to explore the outdoor area and felt a little rushed.

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Columbus, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house was stunningly decorated for Christmas with unique nativities scattered about. Highlights include the large family conversation pit and the children's quarters. This unique family home provides a window into how this very influential family lived publicly while maintaining the necessary privacy to raise a family. Don't miss opportunities to visit this home in all seasons!

Thank CXs3
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This house is now owned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. So you travel there on an IMA small bus. Our local guide was very informative and we learned not only the technical details of the home & property but also the history and story of the Miller family. Recommend this tour.

Thank fauljo
Columbus IN
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

My husband and I enjoyed the Creche the Halls Miller House Tour. Asa a local resident, I'd visited the home on other occasions when Mr. and Mrs. Miller were living there This tour showed me so much more of the home than I'd seen before. The holiday decorations including the creches were worth the visit. I highly recommend it.

Thank Sunshinier
Columbus, Indiana
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited this home which was once the home of the former CEO of Cummins Inc. The Miller Family lived in this home and raised their children in this very modern house. When this house was built there were things in this house that was unheard for it to have been built so many years ago. The kitchen was quite modern... More 

Thank doglover2120
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

I hadn't known about the Miller house before my visit to Columbus. It was a very interesting place to visit, It was a very interesting use of space and the concept of the design was very interesting. It was very simple and livable but at the same time it was very elegant. Each detail of the house was thought through... More 

Thank Janet L
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5 reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Very pure mid-century architecture merging the talents of error Saarineni , Dan kiley, Alexander Girard to build a house for a visionary and civic minded industrialist. Clean and inspiring, Wonderfully preserved.

Thank da4597
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Just an amazing house, floating on the site. Both the Girard interiors and Dan Kiley are landscapes are breathtaking. The Millers were visionaries. Its as fresh and livable today as 60 years ago.

Thank jcbexleyoh
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The ability to go inside this architectural "museum" and have access to how this family lived was amazing. The guides were great with their wealth of knowledge and interest in the home was fantastic. Well worth a visit if you are able to and are interested in mid-century architecture at all.

Thank alltraveln0w0rk

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