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Lanier Mansion

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Stately mansion with knowledgeable tour guide

We had one day to spend in Madison over a weekend. We elected to tour the Lanier Mansion during... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Bellbrook, Ohio
A architectural gem in Madison.

I have been here years ago during The Nights Before Christmas event. However, the in depth tour... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Louisville, Kentucky
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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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Madison, IN
+1 812-265-3526
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All reviews spiral staircase across the street our tour guide nice tour visitor's center the kitchen behind the scenes ohio river greek revival architecture period furniture at noon civil war indiana state museum crown jewel answered all of our questions tour starts back in the day
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had one day to spend in Madison over a weekend. We elected to tour the Lanier Mansion during the afternoon heat. It was a welcome relief to be admitted quickly to the historic home. We started in the front entrance and wound our way...More

5  Thank TJouer
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here years ago during The Nights Before Christmas event. However, the in depth tour about the house and owner exceeded expectations. Our docent was friendly and knowledgeable. Considering this was a large group the tour was handled very well and went just...More

3  Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We toured the home and got to see all three levels of the historic mansion with a guide. The only area off limits to visitors is the kitchen & servants quarters which are being restored to the period and hopefully opening in a year. The...More

4  Thank tagnrocky
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We toured the Lanier Mansion as our first stop in Madison, and we are so glad we did. The house is spectacular and the docent was interesting, funny, engaging and full of information. The house is amazingly well preserved, and full of authentic furniture. It's...More

3  Thank Ml S
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
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
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
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
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
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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Response from roadagainIllinois | Reviewed this property |
If you google church in Madison, IN, there is a complete list.
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
10 June 2015|
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Response from Bantamrick | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open daily.