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Harrison Mansion, Vincennes

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Grouseland is a Federal style mansion (completed in 1804) that served as the private residence / governor's mansion for then-governor of the Indiana Terriory (1800-1812) and later 9th President of the United States (1841), William Henry Harrison. The home was the site of many treaty negotiations and signings with Native Americans, and the site of the famous confrontations between Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, and Harrison in 1810 and 1811. Lewis and Clark stopped here upon their return from their historic exploration of the far West and wrote to Secretary of War, Henry Dearborn from Grouseland.

Today, the mansion houses one of the finest collections of artifacts and furnishings from the Indiana territorial (or "pre-statehood") period. The mansion also interprets the whole life and many accomplishments of William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and many personal items and artifacts from his battles, presidential campaigns and untimely death are on display.
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  • Both our experienced tour guide, Sue, and the Vincennes University student she is now training added so much to our visit to Grouseland. It is obvious that they both enjoy explaining the artifacts and...  more »
  • Very knowledgeable docents tour you through this 1812 home of one of the U.S.presidents. Amazing facts about the president and the history of this old home.  more »
  • We think of William Henry Harrison as the president who died after 30 days in office, but he did a lot of great things before he retired to the White House. We learned many of them on our personal tou...  more »
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  • Informed and interesting guides whose love of the Harrison home shows in their involvement. Well worth a visit, can't wait to return, especially would like to see it during the holidays.
  • Very interesting and educational. Docent was very knowledgeable. Worth the visit.
  • Very interesting. Guide on tour of house extremely well versed in history of home. Lots of original period items. Great look at the period of the early 1800's in the area.
  • If you love history & beautiful historical mansions this is a place you'll love. Docent guided by extremely knowledgeable docent who made the tour enjoyable.
  • Another Presidential site chock full of history. Very knowledgeable tour guides. I can't wait to visit there another time.

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