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Barker Mansion, Michigan City

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  • The Barker Mansion is very awesome to see and here the history. The guided tours are best as your hear all the history of the Barker’s life.  more »
  • My boyfriend and I went right before Christmas so we can see the mansion decorated. There were Christmas trees in just about every room, decorated in much the way out would have been during the tine t...  more »
  • The Barker Mansion is a special little place filled with Michigan City History. They keep filling their calendar with special events that are fun for all ages. We just finished a Christmas tour that i...  more »
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  • We held our youngest daughters 1st birthday party at Barker Mansion, in the parlor room, and it was the most beautiful/unique birthday experience we've ever had. Austin, our personal tour guide, was fabulous. The tour portion of the party was fun for the adults, we really loved it! This place is gorgeous! Amanda went above and beyond to answer all of our questions, and made the party run absolutely perfect. I would highly suggest planning an event (or even a casual visit) to Barker Mansion. The staff and building are both incredible, and they are passionate about the home and it's visitors! :) Thank you to everyone who gave us the perfect day!
  • Everything about this place is beautiful. I just wish they could draw the drapes–many of the curtains were closed and it made the place feel dark and dreary, but it is necessary to keep the old furnishings looking nice. The yard is GORGEOUS, especially on sunny days. It is very well kept. Definitely recommend for weddings. I was there catering for one. It has a very long, very nice kitchen that was recently refurbished. There is lots of space to work in the kitchen and easy access to essential tools.
  • Beautiful historic mansion. They have tour guides or self guided tours. Once a month or so they have black out tours where you get to see everything behind the scenes in the mansion.
  • Beautiful historical home! Most of the items in the home are original. We did self tour, the museum provides a guide which is a little like a scavenger hunt, highlighting certain objects. These help to tell the story of the home. No photography is allowed in the home. At the end of the tour the staff member offered us a free full color 32 page book. It is their way of making up for the no pictures rule. There is a fee to tour the home but it is minimal.
  • Beautiful Mansion and great place to hold meetings and dinners. Jessica and Amanda are awesome. The meaning behind the Barker Mansion is something to explore, --what a great family. If you are looking to find a meeting place, check out the Barker Mansion. Lynn and Diane, Encoré Event Planning.

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