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Address: 408 W 3rd St, Madison, IN 47250-3343
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+1 812-265-2967
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Sat - Mon 13:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Pocket Doors

This home was amazing. Every inch was utilized including the pocket front door. The tour guide enhanced our tour with her friendliness and knowledge. If you visit, look for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This home was amazing. Every inch was utilized including the pocket front door. The tour guide enhanced our tour with her friendliness and knowledge. If you visit, look for the swing gate.

Thank clark957
Creal Springs, Illinois
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

An interesting house that is definitely a period piece. Nicely furnished. Our guide was friendly and very nice but not as knowable as would have liked.

Thank Robert B
South Bend, Indiana
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We visited all the mansions in Madison and this was our favorite. It's not just another old house full of old furniture. This place is a masterpiece of design and style built by a genius. The docent was knowledgeable and friendly man. It's nice to see people as excited to teach as we were to learn. It's very interesting to... More 

2 Thank indiana b
Columbus, Indiana
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105 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Francis Costigan was a prominent architect in Madison in the 19th century, and more than a dozen homes and a major church of his design still stand in the city's historic district. This particular house was built for his own family over 150 years ago, and is notable for being sited on a narrow city lot barely more than twenty... More 

4 Thank bellerophon4
Henryville, Indiana, United States
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

This home stood out among the tours of the day as the most unusual piece of architecture I had seen in a long time. Starting with the front door, the front door now was a pocket door! I thought the sign on the door to slide it back had to be a joke, but no that was how it worked!... More 

2 Thank hemphill2013
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104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Visited here during our trip to Madison for the day, was a nice place, the design work was interesting to see.

Thank BackYardDad
Knox, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

It was one of the historical museum houses that was on the 2013 Christmas tour of homes and it is considered a architectural masterpiece of how fit a wonderful home into a very narrow lot.

Thank Jeff S
Madison, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

I'm a local who visits HMI properties with house guests at least monthly if not more often. I sometimes stand outside waiting to avoid paying full price for a tour I know by heart. Lots of tourist towns offer a discount for locals to encourage such visits.

1 Thank madison1960
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Ever wonder what an architect's design for his own home would look like? Ever wonder what it would have looked like in the 19th Century? Here it is, full of unique, delightful details. This house is only a few blocks North of the Lanier Mansion, and can be toured completely in just a few minutes - my daughter actually waited... More 

6 Thank JBIndianapolis
Madison, Indiana
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

House is furnished with period furniture and wallpaper and paint is what would have been used in the home in the 1800s. It features at least two curved doorways which are really unusual. If you can make the tour during the Nights Before Christmas (last weekend in Nov and lst in Dec), you will see the home decorated as it... More 

Thank Kay1947

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