Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis

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The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, previously known as the Benjamin Harrison Home, is the former home of the twenty-third president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison. It is in the Old Northside Historic District of Indianapolis, Indiana. Harrison had the sixteen-room house with its red brick exterior built in the 1870s. It was from the front porch of the house that Harrison instituted his famous Front Porch Campaign in the 1888 United States presidential campaign, often speaking to crowds on the street. In 1896, Harrison renovated the house and added electricity. He died there in a second story bedroom in 1901. Today it is owned by the Arthur Jordan Foundation and operated as a museum to the former president by the Benjamin Harrison Foundation.
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  • Great house that had many of the original artifacts still remaining. The house has been well preserved. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and Daniel the curator of customer experience has done.....  more
    Great house that had many of the original artifacts still remaining. The house has been well preserved. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and Daniel the curator of customer experience has done.....  more »
  • My family absolutely loved this beautiful property and our guide Payton! We learned a ton about his life, presidency, his wife, and his family! 
    My family absolutely loved this beautiful property and our guide Payton! We learned a ton about his life, presidency, his wife, and his family!  more »
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  • Cool place to visit. Not super large. The only way to enter the house is by going on tour they seem to sellout quickly so I would book in advance.
  • Guided tours through President Harrison's home. Beautiful home built 100 years ago. Most furniture is original, very interesting for Indiana history buffs. Free parking, no masks for vaccinated folks.

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