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Miller House and Garden Tour

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Address: 506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
Phone Number: +1 812-378-2622

The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and...

The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and designers Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. In 2000, the Miller House became a National Historic Landmark. The home, completed in 1957,was described in the Wall Street Journal as "...not only a landmark of modern architecture but also a fine example, possibly the finest, of a kind of modernist design with which too few are familiar, one that is warm, livable and majestic as it flows together with the landscape." Guided tours, with only 13 guests per tour, are offered 11 times a week from March through November.

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Mid Century Modern House

I hadn't known about the Miller house before my visit to Columbus. It was a very interesting place to visit, It was a very interesting use of space and the concept of the design... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't known about the Miller house before my visit to Columbus. It was a very interesting place to visit, It was a very interesting use of space and the concept of the design was very interesting. It was very simple and livable but at the same time it was very elegant. Each detail of the house was thought through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pure mid-century architecture merging the talents of error Saarineni , Dan kiley, Alexander Girard to build a house for a visionary and civic minded industrialist. Clean and inspiring, Wonderfully preserved.

Thank da4597
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just an amazing house, floating on the site. Both the Girard interiors and Dan Kiley are landscapes are breathtaking. The Millers were visionaries. Its as fresh and livable today as 60 years ago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ability to go inside this architectural "museum" and have access to how this family lived was amazing. The guides were great with their wealth of knowledge and interest in the home was fantastic. Well worth a visit if you are able to and are interested in mid-century architecture at all.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For anyone with an interest in mid-century modern architecture, interior design or landscape design, the Miller House and Garden Tour is a must-see. The house and the stories behind it are stunning, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art has preserved it in a manner worthy of its significance in the worlds of architecture and design. The Columbus Visitors Center, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The short movie in the visitor center gave much of the background of the Miller family who were instrumental in bringing art to Columbus. The home tour was truly exceptional. We've toured other important artistic homes, and this once ranks at the top of the list because all the furnishings were of the home, not just of the time period.... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to see this attraction but did watch the short movie at the visitors center. I looked wonderful. I was looking forward to seeing it (after reading the comments here), but the Sunday tour was "sold out" (they only take groups of 13 and there was only one tour) and they do not have tours on Monday. If... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped by as part of the walking tour it it was late in the day. We came back the following day when the gardens were open to the public and I'm so glad we did. It was lovely, even with many of the plants not blooming due to the time of year. I would love to... More 

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Jasonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The tour guide (who was a local volunteer) was very well versed in the history of the area and the house itself. He gave us not only an overview of the architecture and artwork, but many anecdotes about the family that made it so much more interesting. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Deborah S
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Toured the Miller House and loved it. The design and decoration of the house was very different from many houses I have toured. Lots of light and great view of the outdoors added to my enjoyment. It is a little expensive, but I thought worth it.

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