Thank you for your interest in experiencing the home and gardens of the only U.S. president elected from the state of Indiana! The Delaware Street home of Benjamin Harrison is open for guided tours on the hour and half-hour Monday through Saturday. The museum is also open on Sundays in June and July. Visitors will see 10 rooms in the museum, including the third floor ball room (when it is not closed to mount a new exhibit). All floors can be accessible by elevator.
Tour Schedule and Hours
DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS, THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ON FEBRUARY 11, 2018.
The museum offers daily guided tours from January 22 through December 30, 2018. Tours are on the hour and half-hour, and last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. For map, directions and parking, click here. Check our Special Events listing for event and program dates with different admission prices.
- Monday through Saturday: 10am to 3:30pm
- Sundays: 12pm to 3:30pm
- Tour format, hours and pricing are subject to change on dates that we have Special Events.
- January 2-21 (annual cleaning)
- Sunday, April 22 (closed for Candlelight Theatre's Murder in Triplicate)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Sunday, October 28 (closed for Candlelight Theatre's Demonic D.C.)
- Thanksgiving Day
- Sunday, December 16 (closed for Candlelight Theatre's 'Twas the Night Before...)
- Christmas Day
- Members: FREE
- Adults: $10
- Seniors: $9
- Children (ages 5 to 17): $5
- Group Rates are available: Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance by calling.
The 1875 Italianate Victorian family home of President Benjamin Harrison—our country's 23rd U.S. President (1889-1893) and Indiana 's only President—figured prominently in Harrison's campaign for the presidency and provides insight into his family's life and history. The three-level historic landmark recently underwent $400,000 in restoration work thanks to a Save America's Treasures grant. The home is beautifully furnished with many of Harrison's paintings, furniture, and other artifacts including political memorabilia. The reconstructed carriage house (located behind the home) features changing exhibits and is our Welcome Center.
Recent visitors fondly recall their tour experiences:
"As a historic house enthusiast and a frequent visitor to Indianapolis, I cannot recommend a tour of the President Benjamin Harrison house more highly. I was fascinated not only by the handsome Italianate brick house, which retains so much of its original architectural detail, but also by the amazingly intact interior, with its collection, largely original, of period furniture and decorations.
And, the historic collection—related to President Harrison, his family, Indiana and the nation at large—makes the museum all the more rich and fascinating. Having toured so many house museums throughout the country, I was impressed by the depth of knowledge of the museum staff. My guide was incredibly fluent not only about the house, its contents and its famous resident, but about the larger historical context as well. The Harrison house is truly one of Indiana's architectural and historic treasures." ~ James Sansum, New York
"I just had to write to let you know how very much we enjoyed our visit in early November! The Home, itself, is fascinating—but certainly what made our visit so enjoyable was Mary's hospitality and enthusiasm. She was warm and welcoming from the very start, and had the most genuine dedication to making the visit interesting to our children. I can't think of any other historic home that would have appealed to a 5- and 7-year-old! If only every museum had a "Mary," imagine what sparks would ignite in our children's minds! Thank you very much for the rich experiences you provide. We wish for you many more years of success and support." ~ Trish Cowan, St. Louis