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Lanier Mansion

Madison, IN
+1 812-265-3526
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Beautiful!

The mansion was beautiful and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable and answered all... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
SMITH1210
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INDIANA
Great Tour

We took a tour of the Lanier Mansion for the Christmas tour in Madison. The tour guide was great... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Madison P
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Muncie, 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 Sites, a statewide museum system with 12 locations.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Madison, IN
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The mansion was beautiful and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable and answered all of our questions, Loved this piece of history and this Ohio River town.

3  Thank SMITH1210
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We took a tour of the Lanier Mansion for the Christmas tour in Madison. The tour guide was great and the mansion is beautiful. I really enjoyed the history and beauty of the house. It is a little expensive to take a tour, but a...More

3  Thank Madison P
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

We went to the tour and it was great!! Very informative. Very nice visitors center and gift shop. Fun bit of history.

3  Thank Kelly W
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of the Lanier Mansion with knowledge and accessible guide, Mike. It is truly a beautiful and well preserved home. And it was interesting to hear of Lanier's influence in 19th century American history. Note, tours are on the hour. And...More

3  Thank LaChatNoir
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great tour deep in history of the area, people and life style. Can do daily no matter what day you go on. Has special events on the premises. Check the visitors center for more info.

3  Thank Peggy H
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

My mother took me there sixty years ago. have been in love with the town an the Lanier home for many years , Me Mom an my Brownie Hawkeye Camera,,,,always the same an the grounds of the home is wonderfull,, just to sit an gaze...More

3  Thank Butch K
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Beautifully restored historic 1844 mansion. Excellent attraction for what it is and where it is located, and the best one in Madison, IN. Just do not expect something that will blow you away. Tour is just right at about 45 minutes. Guide is very friendly...More

3  Thank hellmbeck
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

I'm not terribly interested in the lives of rich white male financiers, but there's still some great architectural history to this house, and some poignant family stories. Our docent was terrific, but you'll have to be assertive in asking him your questions. The gardens are...More

3  Thank gazooby
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a beautiful mansion overlooking the Ohio River in a beautiful little town. The grounds and historic home have been well cared for over the years. It is right across from the visitor's center. The tour guide was EXCELLENT and made sure we had...More

3  Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

It is wonderful to be guided on a tour by someone who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about every facet of the home.

2  Thank Barbara F
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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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Jmriney
10 June 2015|
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Yes, it is open daily.
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