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Review of Lanier Mansion

Lanier Mansion
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was interesting, very knowledgeable, he was able to answer any question that was asked. It was interesting to see how the wealthy people lived back in the day and the way they decorated.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited a lot of historic homes and each one has something unique. Interesting tour and info about the family

2  Thank thebandteacher
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I was looking online for an historic house to visit on the way home from Louisville. I googled historic house, southern Indiana and the Lanier Mansion came up so my sister and I stopped. We got there around 12 noon and were told the tour guide was at lunch and the next tour was at 1:00. We were driving to Chicago and didn't really have time to wait. The receptionist spoke to the site manager and he agreed to give us the tour. Wow! The house is shown as it would have been in the 1850's. The site manager obviously knew the house and the history of it's owner very well. Great tour! The town of Madison is quaint and I would revisit it.

2  Thank tresboysmom
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This State Historical Site is in Madison Indiana off 2nd & Vine street. The Visitor's Center is across the street & you have to pay for your tour there.
It's $10 a person, seniors & children are less. A docent guides you through the house & you learn some Indiana history. The Lanier family was very important at the beginning of our statehood. This house showcases their wealth & importance.
We enjoyed our tour. The servant's quarters are under construction, but we were able to take a peek through the door. The gardens were disappointing. The lawn & shrubs are well kept, but a house like this needs a fabulous garden. Sadly, not many flowers.
Apparently, they have concerts on the back lawn.
If you're in the area, stop in!

2  Thank ccindyk48
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Our last stop of our Madison trip, we lingered in the gift shop waiting for next tour time enjoying the cool air and clean facilities. Tour guide was knowledgeable and could answer most all our questions. The Mansion is definitely a piece of history worth seeing, spend the money and enjoy the family story and their home. Homes this beautiful do not exist anymore they are all just alike... Look forward to going back when the next phase is ready for touring.

2  Thank Travel701469
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