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Barker Mansion

631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
+1 219-873-1520
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Fun afternoon

We went on the guided tour and had an great time. The home and gardens are absolutely beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laurette H
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Interesting old mansion

They offer guided tours at 1:00 Tuesday through Saturday. We arrived at 11 so did the self-guided... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 residents of the City of Michigan City. From educational guided tours to special seasonal functions, the Barker Mansion and Civic Center is a true jewel in the crown of Michigan City.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
+1 219-873-1520
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the guided tour and had an great time. The home and gardens are absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide was very informed and interesting. This is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Laurette H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They offer guided tours at 1:00 Tuesday through Saturday. We arrived at 11 so did the self-guided tour for which they provided a laminated sheet that basically includes the information presented on the tour. The young man at the desk was very enthusiastic and eager...More

Thank tanda367
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Barker Mansion is one of the most important historic buildings in Michigan City. It is a beautiful mansion built by one of the city's founding families and contains most of the original furnishings. The different tours of the mansion are informative and give you a...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We were in Michigan City, Indiana, for a little family reunion--all 23 of us! We had 13 kids from 4-19 years old and had planned a day at the beach, but cool temps and rain made us switch up our plans last minute. We were...More

2  Thank AJCattapan
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great guided tour at the Barker Mansion. My 17 year old son is interested in architecture and also enjoyed the architectural design aspects of the mansion. Very interesting learning about the history of Michigan City and the role of the Barker family in the city's...More

Thank bethnswa
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We toured the mansion and had a GREAT time. Our guide was fun, friendly and informative. The rooms and attention to detail were amazing. We highly recommend this tour for adults. Children under 10 would most likely not be interested.

Thank Patricia195756
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Built in the late 1800's, this beautiful mansion is exactly as it was. With all of it's artwork, furniture, furnishings and gardens still intact! Quite something!

Thank Virgil1944
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend taking the guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions asked. The home is beautiful and the artifacts are perfectly preserved. So glad we stopped in for a visit.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

They have guided tours. If you have a good tour guide it is very interesting. Beautiful home with alot of history. Limited access to most of the house.

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I went on the guided tour of the Barker Mansion. Our tour guide gave his very first tour to us, and he was fantastic! The building is amazingly preserved and filled 90 percent with authentic Barker family furnishings. The admission fee is $8 for adults,...More

1  Thank Lori H
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3 August 2017|
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Response from bethnswa | Reviewed this property |
No. Gardens where they hold weddings has ramps but not the house.
Barb M
8 September 2015|
Response from Jessica G | Property representative |
Hi Barb, we do allow wedding ceremonies at the mansion. Give a call at (219) 873-1520 or email jrosier@emichigancity. com for details. Jessica Rosier, Director
Barb M
8 September 2015|
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Response from pannmalec | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can in the gardens.