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Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion)

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Address: 3 West Scott Street, Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone Number: +1 812-882-2096
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Excellent Tour!

I really enjoyed the type of the house. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable! Great gift shop too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lucy P
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the type of the house. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable! Great gift shop too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We had no idea that the home and collections inside were so historic, and tied to the house so authentically. The paintings alone are amazing. Our tour guide was the Director, and she was the most informative person, pointing out items and giving us history lessons that were fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very well kept with knowledgeable guides. The interior was stunning and a true representation of the era. The tour includes upstairs and the basement. So many historical homes only allow tours of the main floors. We enjoyed being able to see the entire home.

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Thank Kim M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

When we arrived there was a small festival going on and people could walk around the house for free. We opted for the actual paid tour. Harrison was a very interesting man and we learned a lot. We had several guides and they all were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There are three stories to see, so lots of stairs. It is... More 

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Plymouth, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

After finding the adjacent Vincennes State Historic Site unexpectedly closed, my family (my wife, two teen-aged children and I) visited Grouseland. At first this also appeared unexpectedly closed, but when my son knocked on the front door, he was greeted by a young, and very energetic docent. It was apparently a quiet day. We were the only members of his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I loved touring Grouseland. Especially enjoyed the "cut outs" which enable the guests to see inside the architecture of this very historical home! The guide was VERY knowledgeable.

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Thank Melissa H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! I was lucky enough to meet Director Lisa Ice-Jones and get her fascinating perspective on Harrison and Grouseland on Tuesday. It's a wonderfully curated historical site, offering a wealth of information that really brings history to life. She took the time to share what she's learned from years of study and consulting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome tour and history lesson! A must visit when you are in the area. Find out where the saying "pop goes the weasal"comes from.

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Perry, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

OK, how many people know there were two presidents named Harrison? William was the 9th and his grandson, Ben was the 23rd. Our guide through the mansion was a young man who knew everything about the house and Indiana history in general. It's the first brick house built in Indiana and has been beautifully restored. Cost $6 and takes about... More 

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Vincennes, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

There are very few Presidential sites where you can walk across the street to see the incredible growth of a seed planted more than two centuries ago. Grouseland is one of them. A majestic mansion, Grouseland, is located adjacent to the 200-acre campus of Vincennes University, founded in 1801 by William Henry Harrison when he served as Governor of the... More 

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