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Lanier Mansion

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Stunning historical landmark

The Lanier Home is absolutely beautiful & a historical landmark which is worth touring, in my... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Julie L
Madison, Indiana
They say a ghost lives there!

Very interest it tour. Beautiful furnishings and lots of history facts. Love the spots staircase... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Madison, Indiana
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Madison, IN
+1 812-265-3526
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The Lanier Home is absolutely beautiful & a historical landmark which is worth touring, in my opinion. The spiral staircase is stunning. And if you don't have time to do the paid tour, the grounds & landscaping is so pretty.

1  Thank Julie L
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Very interest it tour. Beautiful furnishings and lots of history facts. Love the spots staircase. Beautiful landscaping.

1  Thank brendabeit
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Our tour guide Bill was so knowledgeable, and had so much information about the house and the Lanier family. Really enjoyed the tour and learning about the history.

2  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

If you love visiting Extravagant Historical homes of the past, you will love this one. They only open the house for purchasers of tour tickets so if you are the only person who buys one then you get a personal tour. We really enjoyed seeing...More

3  Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 8 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

2  Thank silvertongue10147
Reviewed 3 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.

2  Thank saxwoman63
Reviewed 1 July 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

1  Thank Waltraute
Reviewed 28 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.

2  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 21 June 2018

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

2  Thank _flatheadtrader
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.

2  Thank Thom P
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Response from roadagainIllinois | Reviewed this property |
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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
10 June 2015|
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Yes, it is open daily.