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Learn more about the mansion built by one of the founding fathers of the rail car industry, John H. Barker. This house, while actually lived in for only a very short time, has brought many years of enjoyment to the Barker family, and to the...more
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We spent about 45 minutes touring the mansion. We did a self guided tour, walked through & watched a 12 minute long video which mostly explained the Barker family history. No pictures allowed! But it was cool to see all the antique stuff inside!
Close to the Lighthouse Mall, a must see for history and antique fans. This mansion features amazing wood-work, period furniture and many other interesting items to see. Plenty of on-street parking and great people to assist in the mansion.
I did not know what to fully expect when I worked this into our Michigan City itinerary, but this was a hidden gem. The gf loves these old mansions, and this one was epic.
"When completed the mansion featured 38 rooms, 7 fireplaces, and 10...More
My boyfriend and I went right before Christmas so we can see the mansion decorated. There were Christmas trees in just about every room, decorated in much the way out would have been during the tine the mansion was lived in. Honestly love the history...More
The Barker Mansion is a special little place filled with Michigan City History. They keep filling their calendar with special events that are fun for all ages. We just finished a Christmas tour that included cupcake decorating. The team there is really bringing a whole...More
Highly recommend this tour. Original furnishings and art throughout. We learned so much not only about the house, but about the area's history! Our guide was patient and thorough and very pleasant. The garden and grounds are beautifully maintained.