Take a tour of this beautiful 10,000 sq.ft. Italianate Victorian family home of President Benjamin Harrison – our country’s 23rd US President (1889-1893) and Indiana’s only President. Built in 1875, the home is beautifully furnished with many of Harrison’s paintings, furniture, and other artifacts including political memorabilia. This museum home features two Special Exhibit spaces. Entrance to special exhibits is included in the price of daily tours. The museum offers daily guided tours from January 21 through December 30, 2020. Tours begin on the hour and half-hour, and last approximately 75-90 minutes.
Feb. 17 – 10 – 3:30 p.m. LIVE! Presidents’ Day
What more authentic place to be on Presidents’ Day than at the home of Indiana’s only U.S. president – the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. The site’s Benjamin Harrison enactor will play President Benjamin Harrison for the day as they take guests on tours of the home where the 23rd President lived. Guests will meet President Harrison, First Lady Caroline, and members of their family and staff as they tour their original home, furnished with an outstanding array of Gilded Age finery and White House mementos. Live enactors engage with guests as if it were 1891 and the Harrisons are home from the White House for a brief trip. Visitors can also explore the new exhibit, Protect the Vote! which explores the election process and how it’s changed over the years to secure a fair and free election.