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Lanier Mansion

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Address: Madison, IN
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+1 812-265-3526

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Feb Sat. Afternoon

Went on a beautiful 65 Feb Sat. The price is good at $10 per adult, only 4 of us on tour so easy to see. Tour only takes 30 minutes to cover all 3 stories, kinda quick. Tour guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Don G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a beautiful 65 Feb Sat. The price is good at $10 per adult, only 4 of us on tour so easy to see. Tour only takes 30 minutes to cover all 3 stories, kinda quick. Tour guide was informative inside was very elegant and decorated to the period. Walk the river front when your done.

Thank Don G
Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pay for your tour across the street at the visitor center. They offer tours on the hour starting at 9 on week days. Saturday and Sunday they start a little later. They don't have a tour at 12 noon so the guide can eat. It was $8 a person senior rate. The mansion is kept up very nicely. It was... More 

Thank Wheels282
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic home has been lovingly restored and furnished to reflect life along the Ohio River in the 1840s. My guide was extremely knowledgeable, not only regarding the mansion and grounds but the history of Madison and Indiana. Tickets are purchased across the street, and guided tours are offered on the hour.

Thank redink46142
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the mansion as part of Madison's "candlelight tour of homes". The mansion is stunning. The staff did an amazing job of explaining the history of every room. I was awestruck. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Madison.

1 Thank Missy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful mansion and a must-see on your Madison itinerary. I have been to Madison many times and finally took the tour. The tour is about an hour long but didn't feel rushed. Jerry was very informative and answered all my questions...he really knows the history of the house and family. We will definitely do the tour again when... More 

Thank Jodicurtis
Danville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Lovely home and well maintained. The guide was very knowledgeable and kept everyone informed and entertained during the hour or so tour. The spiral staircase was awesome to see. The state owes much to Mr. Lanier -- why didn't they teach us this in history classes over the years?

Thank Cindy H
Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We toured this mansion as part of the Madison Christmas Candlelight Tour. It is conveniently located across the street from the Madison Visitor's Center. We're sure the mansion is worth a tour anytime of the year, but when decorated for the Christmas season, it is a must see. Dating from 1844, it has been beautifully restored to its Victorian glory... More 

Thank karphil2015
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

It was a great tour. The house is beautiful. The spiral staircase is fantastic. The guide was very well informed and friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had been to Madison over a dozen times, and had walked through the grounds of the Lanier Mansion on several of our visits - but had not previously taken the time to tour the inside of the house... I am glad we finally did! We visited as part of a "Nights before Christmas" Holiday home tour on Thanksgiving Weekend... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We enjoyed the tour of the Lanier mansion. Amazing two feet deep interior walls - wow. The curving staircase is quite magnificent. The curved door under the staircase was interesting, too. The tour was very informative. Mr. Lanier was responsible for loaning money to Indiana to outfit troops during the civil war. He was also a major investor in Indiana's... More 

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