You can have a presidential holiday with the Harrisons this year!
Whitney Ball, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s special events and marketing manager, joined us today to share what you can expect their this season.
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.
Date: Saturday, December 4
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Presidential Site Members: Free | Adults (13-64) $12 | Seniors & AAA Members $11 I Children (5-12) $7 I Pre-school (ages 4 & under): FREE
Holiday Tours of President Harrison’s Home
See the home of Indiana’s only First Family in its holiday splendor and discover past Christmas traditions. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the 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. Tours start in the Welcome Center, located in the red barn behind the home.
Candlelight Theatre: ‘Tis the Season
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site announces ‘Tis the Season, a Candlelight Theatre Production featuring stories of holiday traditions with characters that leap from the pages of history and legend through wonderful folklore and compelling stories.
Guests will be guided from room to room in President Benjamin Harrison’s home to meet some of our most beloved holiday personalities, alongside lesser known tales and stories that will help enliven and inform your appreciation of the season.
The performances are approximately 60 minutes long; a new performance begins every half hour, with 6 shows each day, 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm and 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm on Sundays.
New: Private performances are available! Purchase a room buyout and bring up to 15 people along with you for a private, heartwarming performance unlike any other.
Performances will sell out! Reservations are required.
Purchase tickets here.
For more information visit, bhpsite.org.
The President Benjamin Harrison Site wants to start a new tradition, one that would bring people out on their porches on Veterans Day Night.
Whitney Ball, events and marketing manager at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, joined us today to share more about their new community initiative.
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is inviting the community to come together in honor of our nation’s Veterans on Thursday, November 11 at 9 p.m. sharp to play taps from their front porch or wherever they may be at that time.
The Indiana National Guard 38th Infantry Division band is performing live on the stage of the Indiana Roof Ballroom at 9 p.m. sharp, and the Presidential Site will broadcast it live on Facebook.
They’re hoping this will become a new statewide tradition.
View the live Facebook stream here: Facebook.com/BenjaminHarrisonPresidentialSite
The home of Indiana’s only U.S. President is offering a one-night-only unforgettable evening of historically haunting stories on Wednesday, October 27 starting at 6:30 p.m.
It will feature a glimpse into the home at night and fun artifacts related to some unexpected stories. Guests will get a look at the flag that laid over Harrison’s casket, William Henry Harrison’s mourning ribbons and hear a funeral march played on our historic Reginaphone.
Whitney Ball, event and marketing manager for the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, joined us today to share more about the event.
Tours are free for the public, but reservations are required and will sell out quickly.
This tour is recommended for children aged 10 and older due to the darkness of the home, length of the performance and subject matter.
Reserve tickets here.
For more information visit:
Sunshine on your face, food and drink at the ready, and your best friends gathered on the lawn at 2021’s peak society event, the Wicket World of Croquet. This is an annual signature soiree of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, scheduled for Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the White River State Park for one year only to allow for more physical distancing.
Whitney Ball, special events & marketing manager for Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site joined us today with all the details. Here’s more from her:
Proceeds from the event help to educate more than 18,000 children annually. You may register your team of two here, which includes entrance into the tournament, the use of fine equipment, drinks from Sun King Brewery, lunch and more.
Don’t want to play, but want to stay? Register for a Porch Party ticket here to receive drinks and lunch and the chance to hang with friends without the pressure of the competition.
Croquet was popularized in the U.S. by the East Coast literati and the West Coast glitterati, so be sure to dress to impress in your game whites for this exclusive event. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed participants.
Advance registration is required. This is a rain or shine event, and it will be COVID-19 compliant.
What: ‘Wicket World of Croquet’
When: Saturday, June 5, 10am – 4:30pm
Where: White River State Park
For more information vist, PresidentBenjaminHarrison.org.