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Lanier Mansion

Madison, IN
+1 812-265-3526
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Candlelight tour of homes

Visited the mansion as part of Madison's "candlelight tour of homes". The mansion is stunning. The... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Missy R
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Tennessee
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Awesome tour!

It's a beautiful mansion and a must-see on your Madison itinerary. I have been to Madison many... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Jodicurtis
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Madison, IN
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"spiral staircase"
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"across the street"
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"behind the scenes"
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"nice tour"
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"east wing"
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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.

3  Thank Missy R
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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...More

3  Thank Jodicurtis
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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...More

3  Thank Cindy H
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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...More

3  Thank karphil2015
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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.

3  Thank margaretfm2015
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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!...More

3  Thank Jeffrey W
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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...More

3  Thank LittlestarDeb
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was a pleasant and interesting glimpse into the past, but I'd wished we could have also seen the kitchen and servant quarters that were under renovation.

3  Thank katiew995
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a beautiful home. From the outside, it appears to be a two-story house, however, the stairway will lead you to a third floor. The tour guide was very informative. The rooms were beautifully restored. I want to return when the servants quarters are...More

3  Thank clark957
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a nice tour and a beautiful preserved building. It has remained in pristine shape forever. We purchased tickets at the visitor center across the street, $10 for adults, $5 for under 17 yr. We received almost a private tour. My family and one...More

3  Thank Beezhjack
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boone45
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Response from roadagainIllinois | Reviewed this property |
If you google church in Madison, IN, there is a complete list.
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Peanieg
11 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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Yes, it is open daily.
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