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Lanier Mansion

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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They say a ghost lives there!

Very interest it tour. Beautiful furnishings and lots of history facts. Love the spots staircase... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madison, Indiana
Historical Madison

Our tour guide Bill was so knowledgeable, and had so much information about the house and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann S
Sunman, 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...more
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Madison, IN
+1 812-265-3526
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interest it tour. Beautiful furnishings and lots of history facts. Love the spots staircase. Beautiful landscaping.

1  Thank brendabeit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide Bill was so knowledgeable, and had so much information about the house and the Lanier family. Really enjoyed the tour and learning about the history.

1  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love visiting Extravagant Historical homes of the past, you will love this one. They only open the house for purchasers of tour tickets so if you are the only person who buys one then you get a personal tour. We really enjoyed seeing...More

2  Thank Vicky C
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The tour guide was informative. The mansion is well appointed. Each mansion has its own points of interest, which can only be determined by each visitor. For me, it was the staircase. Parking is on the street, across from the mansion. Visitor center, sells the...More

1  Thank silvertongue10147
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We are history buffs so this was a must see for us. Our tour guide Bill was a wealth of information. The house was in the family for years and was never really updated with 20th century modern conveniences. The river view is beautiful.

1  Thank saxwoman63
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Entrance fee is double from other historic homes. Not sure Home is well maintained and refurbished in authentic style. Guide was friendly and seemed knowledgeable about the history of the home. Added points for air conditioning in the home as the outside temperature was in...More

1  Thank Waltraute
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Bill was tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the Mansion and the history of the Lanier family. The mansion is well preserved with the correct furnishings for the period. Very nice tour.

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Very informative tour. For a reasonable price we had a great tour with a highly informed guide. Saw this 23 years ago.

1  Thank _flatheadtrader
Reviewed April 19, 2018

What an amazing home, the history of this place is awe inspiring. Our Guide was more than happy to answer all questions. I really recommend this to anybody going to Madison.

1  Thank Thom P
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Actually saw the Lanier Home many years ago. The antiques are beautiful and the grounds overlooking the Ohio are special. The grounds Sometimes get flooded but it is by the Ohio and that goes with the territory. Usually spring floods and I would say they...More

1  Thank Shucker73
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July 30, 2017|
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Response from roadagainIllinois | Reviewed this property |
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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
June 9, 2015|
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Response from Bantamrick | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open daily.