An annual holiday tradition, Michigan City’s Barker Mansion will open its decorated rooms to the community for viewing IN December. 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.”
Guided Mansion Tours: Tuesday thru Sunday at 1 p.m. CST, $8/adult & $5/youth or senior, Experience all three floors of the grand Barker Mansion during a guided tour. Reservations are not necessary. Closed Dec 23, 24th and 25th.
Self-Guided Mansion Tours: Tuesday thru Sunday at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST, with last entry at 2:15 p.m. $8/adult & $5/youth or senior, View the Barker Mansion at your own pace during a self-guided tour. Participants will browse through all three floors of the elegant mansion at their leisure. Reservations are not necessary. Closed Dec 23, 24th and 25th.
Please note that the mansion is closed on Mondays for upkeep.
The following evening will bring another special event, Glowing Lights Night is One NIght ONLY – During this self-guided tour on Saturday, December DEC 28TH, 2019 at 4 pm. Visitors are given glow stick necklaces and can wander the mansion at their leisure with the only illumination coming from the glowing Christmas tree lights. Standard admission charges apply for this event and reservations are not needed.
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 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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