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“Nice window to the past”
Review of Lanier Mansion

Lanier Mansion
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 12 November 2017

We love touring the old homes and this one is very nicely preserved. Gorgeous spiral staircase. Nice tour and good photo ops!

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank redpepper74
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We love history. This house definitely has it and our guide made it come alive. It's located right by the river. The tour took about 30 minutes and it was just us! There's a visitor's center and history museum right across the street . Worth stopping by. The only fee is $10 for the house tour.

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank mrjonesii
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Took a tour of the Lanier Mansion. Very interesting and our tour guide was excellent and knew the history of the home. Nice to see how things were done back in the 1800's. Furniture was that of the 1800's. Would recommend seeing.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank justy772014
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Lanier is a great older home to tour. Kids enjoy it as well. I took my parents and they enjoyed walking around the garden also. It is a bonus that it is right on the river.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank tsheetz
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The tour starts on the hour except at noon and lasted about 35 minutes. No frills, just the basics. Beautiful house with gorgeous spiral staircase. Lay your phone/camera on the center of the railing base to get a great photo looking all the way up to the website in the roof. Period furniture sms enhancements.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Kathy T
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