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- $11 for general admission for four ($20 value)
- $20 for general admission for eight ($40 value)
Lanier Mansion Museum
Established: Before 1950
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: None
Pro Tip: Purchase tickets at Lanier-Madison Visitor Center across Vine Street from the Mansion.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Spiral staircase
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Q&A with Gerry Reilly, Site Manager
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Give visitors a short introduction to the life and times of James Lanier.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
Customers will experience an informative and fun tour of a fully furnished Greek Revival mansion with a spiral staircase and 14 ft. ceilings. Visitors will also be told short, interesting stories about the Lanier family and the town of Madison. For example, they will hear how one family member drowned in the Ohio River, that Madison was the second largest pork-packing town in the 1840s, and that James Lanier lent the State of Indiana over 1 million dollars during the Civil War.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
There are beautiful gardens on the mansion grounds.
“The tour was most enjoyable as the guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.”
“Tours start at the top of the hour, except at noon.”
“Lanier was very good. Everyone there was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Good trip.”