An annual holiday tradition, Michigan City’s Barker Mansion will open its Christmas decorated rooms to the community for viewing in December 2nd, 2022 for the first time since it was newly remodeled in 2022. Popular traditions from the past will return throughout the month with standard tours and Glowing Lights Nights on Saturdays! Standard Christmas admission is $8 per adult and $5 per youth, ages 15 and under.
“We were very happy to see the community become more involved in Barker Mansion’s Christmas activities,” said Jessica Rosier. “It was wonderful to have the non-profit groups bring their ideas and creativity to the mansion, especially those groups that brought children to help decorate.”
The 38-room mansion was built by freight car industrialist and philanthropist John H. Barker in 1905, after he expanded onto his father’s original 1857 home on the same site. Barker took advantage of the mansion’s location right next to the Haskell and Barker Car Company, bringing many of the factory’s advanced mechanical amenities to the home. The Mansion contains original furnishings, art objects, a ballroom and has and architectural style sunken garden.
The Barker Mansion RE- OPENS December 2022 – Hours are Hours: Tues – Sunday from 10am-5pm; Closed on Mondays as well as Dec 24th and 25th.
Holiday Admission: $15 Adults
$10 Seniors/Veterans/Children (6-17)
Group of 5 – $50 (groups over 5 please call)
Children 5 and under are free
The Barker Mansion is located at 631 Washington Street in Michigan City, IN. The 38-room mansion was built by freight car industrialist and philanthropist John H. Barker in 1905.
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