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Barker Mansion

Contact: Kim Olesker
631 Washington St Michigan City IN 46360 United StatesWork Phone: (219) 873-1520Website:
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Tuesday-Saturday through November 25*
1 pm
Art, architecture, and opulent décor compliment the story of John H. Barker, turn-of-the-century freight car industrialist and philanthropist. Learn about his daughter, Catherine, who became the world’s richest orphan at age 14, and the continued Barker legacy. Tour lasts 1.5 hours. Cost is $10 per adult and $7 per child.

*There will be no mansion tour on November 11 due to Veterans’ Day. The mansion will be closed for tours for final Christmas preparations and opening up for Christmas Tours from December 2 -December 31st, 2021


The mansion is available for your wedding, recital, bridal shower, or meeting. Outdoor formal gardens and elegant indoor spaces can accommodate up to 70 guests. Call (219) 873-1520 for details, including pricing.


Would you like to volunteer your time and talent at the Barker Mansion? We’re looking for help with staffing the front desk, leading tours, gardening, housekeeping, clerical work, and more. Stop by for a volunteer application or contact us.

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