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Lanier Mansion

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601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
812-265-3526

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February 2015

Behind the Scenes Tour

February 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $10

Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children, 812-273-0556

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March 2015

Behind the Scenes Tour

March 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $10

Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children, 812-273-0556

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April 2015

Peace and Tragedy: The End of the Civil War

April 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

Commemorate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination. The commemoration ceremony will take place on the steps of the Lanier Mansion. Hundreds of luminaries will be lit around the grounds of the mansion as Civil War music will be performed by Dusty Fiddles. Costumed presenters will read selections from period newspapers, letters and diaries describing the end of the war and Lincoln’s assassination. Cannon salute will also be fired by Nelson Artillery Company.

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June 2015

It’s all Greek to us, well almost!

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$15

Afternoon walking tour of 4 Madison homes that celebrate mid-19th century Greek Revival Architecture.  Begins at Lanier Mansion, then heard to the Shuh-Leninger Homes, Colby-Dunn House and Shrewsbury-Windle House.

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August 2015

Mary’s Odyssey – A Theatrical Interactive Adventure

August 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$12

Performances will be held at 10:30, 2:30, 5:30 and 7:30 on Saturday, August 1. Come join the young maid, Mary, as she takes you on a journey of the Lanier Mansion. A site specific production, "Mary" involves the audience every step of the way.  Using Homer's The Odyssey as the inspiration, we present you a unique experience, as the audience assists Mary in solving a long-hidden mystery, leading to a surprising  treasure. The show is a journey in time; a…

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November 2015

Lanier Ensemble Concert

November 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

A Lanier descendant will perform music composed by a Lanier ancestor in the parlors of the Lanier Mansion on Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m.  “The Lanier Ensemble,” will perform English Elizabethan music in the parlors of the Lanier Mansion. Seating is limited. Reservations, which are strongly recommended, can be made by calling 812.273.0556.

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December 2015

A Family Christmas Party

December 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

10am-12pm  Lanier Mansion.  Meet Father Christmas, stories, crafting, caroling.  

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January 2016

Behind the Scenes Tour

January 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $10

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children, 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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February 2016

Behind the Scenes Tour

February 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $10

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children, 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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March 2016

Behind the Scenes Tour

March 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$10

Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children, 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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September 2016

Madison’s Historic Sites /State Bicentennial Celebration

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

As a part of the State Bicentennial Celebration Madison's historic sites will offer free tours between the hours of 10am-3pm

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“The Steamboats a Comin!” by Kevin Stonerock /State Bicentennial Celebration

September 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

A grand adventure of story, song and first person living history about life on the Ohio River from the frontier era through the glorious age of steam, with special emphasis on the showboats. Free

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Music at the Mansion – State Bicentennial Celebration

September 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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donation

Ice Cream Social and concert on the mansion’s north lawn featuring Conch Republic from Lexington, Ky. They will perform beach tunes from artists like the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley and Zac Brown.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets; picnic baskets are welcome. Concert is free/ donations encouraged. Sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission. Also, a Traditional Arts Indiana Exhibit, Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation, an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project funded by the IHC & IAC.

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October 2016

Spooky Mansion

October 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$3

Spooky (not scary) children's Halloween Program.  Candy, ghost stories, spooky decorations, crafts.  Lanier Mansion, 812-273-4531 Kids $3, One free adult per child

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December 2016

Christmas at the Lanier Mansion

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

Enjoy Victorian Christmas activities for children and their families. There will be crafts, refreshments, stories, a gift shop and a Victorian Santa Claus   Gift wrapping station for will help support Madison High School Band Uniforms.  Donations accepted.  

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June 2017

Behind the Scenes Tour

June 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (3-17), 812-273-0556

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July 2017

Music at The Mansion

July 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Donation

Small Time Napoleon, "one of the most unique and exciting bands." Jazz (ish), swing with modern (ish) roots. Bring a picnic, bring a chair, bring a friend!

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August 2017

Music at the Mansion

August 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Donation

The Lick Creek Band from Paoli, Indiana play "eclectic acoustic music."  Sixties, rock, pop tunes and jazz standard. Bring a picnic, bring a chair, bring a friend!

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September 2017

Music at the Mansion

September 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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donation

Zercussion. Light jazz. Bring a picnic, bring a chair, bring a friend!

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October 2017

Night Spirits

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$10.

Reservations recommended. Costumed actors portray "spirits" dramatically telling true, 19th century stories of disastrous events in the beautiful Lanier Mansion. $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 for children under 18 in advance, $7 at the door. 812-273-0556 Last tour begins at 9:00pm.   MADISON, Ind. – The public is invited to the 11th annual Night Spirits at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Costumed actors portraying ‘spirits’ will recount…

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Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$7 – $15

The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will recount some of the ghost tales related to Lanier as the guests walk throughout the home, including its eerie basement.  Then, the group will take to the streets of downtown Madison and stop outside several locations that are rumored to host paranormal activity. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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December 2017

Christmas Cheer from the Old World: Traditional music from Spain and France

December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5.00

On December 10, the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will present a holiday concert, Christmas Cheer from the Old World: Traditional music from Spain and France. Guests will enjoy an intimate afternoon in the elegant atmosphere of the Lanier Mansion parlors, listening to music and stories from the old world. Tomás Lozano and Erica Rubis will share Christmas songs, ballads and festive traditional dance tunes, sung and played on guitar, treble, bass viol and the rarely-heard hurdy-gurdy – a stringed…

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March 2018

CANCELLED | Eggstravaganza

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$3.00

Due to inclement weather, Eggstravaganza has been cancelled. Children ages 3-10 can enjoy Easter fun with storytelling, historical games, old toys, making a dragon egg, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Age appropriate Easter egg hunts will take place on the grounds of the Lanier Mansion beginning at 12:20 pm. $3 per child (adults with paid child are free) For more info 812-265-3526  

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April 2018

Behind the Scenes Tour

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (3-17), 812-265-3526

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May 2018

Behind the Scenes Tour

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (3-17), 812-265-3526

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June 2018

Behind the Scenes Tour (SOLD OUT)

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

SOLD OUT, NEXT Behind the Scenes Tour is July 14th. Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (3-17), 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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Music at the Mansion

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Sycamore Community Band will perform on the Lanier Mansion grounds. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. This concert, in part, is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. for more info 812-265-3526. Donations encouraged.

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July 2018

Behind the Scenes Tour

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (3-17), 812-265-3526

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Music at the Mansion

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Juggernaut Jug Band will perform on the Lanier Mansion grounds. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. This concert, in part, is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.For more info 812-265-3526 Donations encouraged.

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