See the home of Indiana’s only First Family in its holiday splendor and discover past Christmas traditions! Jennifer Capps, VP of Curatorship at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Benjamin Harrison Holidays, tells us more:
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site mansion will be decorated for Christmas and will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 3:30 p.m. Sundays.
LIVE! Family Christmas
Have a presidential holiday with the Harrisons!
Saturday, December 05, 202010:00 am- 2:00 pm EST
Bring your family for a festive Christmas tour of the Harrison family home. The year is 1888 and President Harrison, his Ohio family, and the household staff will be home for the holidays. Excited for Christmas Day, they will be wrapping presents, chatting about the upcoming move to Washington, whether or not there will be a Christmas tree in the White House, and personally offering their good wishes to you and yours for the holidays.
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.
Due to social distancing requirements, we will be limiting tours to no more than 6 people and requiring both our docents and visitors to wear a face mask. Tours will be given at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM and 2 PM. Please note that reservations are required and can be made here: https://bhpsite.org/events/live-family-christmas/
Tours start in the Welcome Center, located in the red barn behind the home.
Tours begin on the hour and half hour, include a docent-led experience through all three floors of the Presidential Mansion, and last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.