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Harrison Mansion, Vincennes

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Historic Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • To take the tour you ring the doorbell during times that the house is open. One of the period dressed docents will come to the door and start you on your tour. Don't worry about where you start the to...  more »
  • See the house of Indiana's war hero and first governor who briefly became president of the US. The house also contains a good book store and gift shop.  more »
  • This was well worth the travel time. Our tour guide was engaging, enthusiastic, and informative, offering great insight into the life of a man often remembered only for his short tenure as president. ...  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. 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.
  • One of the best historical mansion tours I've ever been on.