Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Lanier Christmas Open House

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

Guests have the opportunity to explore the Lanier Mansion decorated for the holiday season. The tours are not guided but docents and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. On display will be the "Santa Claus Letter," an artifact found in the fireplace and written by one of the Lanier children. Light concessions will be available at the Visitors […]

$3 – $5

Santa at Lanier Mansion

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

Explore the Lanier Mansion during this festive holiday event. Enjoy reading a copy of a real letter to Santa written by a Lanier descendant and discovered by staff decades later, plus get your photo with Santa! Included with purchase of site admission.

With Regular Admission

Magic at the Mansion

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

Experience a night of holiday magic in the mansion. This event will be a show by magician Richard E. Darshwood, an interactive entertainer with quite literally, a few tricks up his sleeve. His performance will take place in the Lanier Mansion's Double Parlor. There will be a cocktail hour while he does table side tricks during the mingling portion of […]

$30 – $35

‘Til Death Do Us Part: A 1920s Murder Mystery (Valentine’s Day)

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

Travel back to 1920 for a night of intrigue and deceit. Channel your inner detective and search for clues around the mansion, all while dressed in your favorite 20s duds – from flapper dresses and sequin headbands, to zoot suits and fedoras. This event is for adults ages 21+. Registration is required by Feb. 13 by calling 812.265.3526. Ticket price […]

$20 – $25

Ladies of Lanier Tour

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour focused on the lives of the wives and daughters of James Lanier on Wednesdays in March. Learn about the ideology of “separate spheres,” women’s fashion, personal hygiene and women’s suffrage. Price: $12/members, $15/non-members Tickets: Registration required by Feb. 26 | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

$12 – $15

Ladies of Lanier Tour

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour focused on the lives of the wives and daughters of James Lanier on Wednesdays in March. Learn about the ideology of “separate spheres,” women’s fashion, personal hygiene and women’s suffrage. Price: $12/members, $15/non-members Tickets: Registration required by March 4th | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

$12 – $15

Ladies of Lanier Tour

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour focused on the lives of the wives and daughters of James Lanier on Wednesdays in March. Learn about the ideology of “separate spheres,” women’s fashion, personal hygiene and women’s suffrage. Price: $12/members, $15/non-members Tickets: Registration required by March 11th | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

$12 – $15

CANCELLED – Ladies of Lanier Tour

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this event will be cancelled. Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour focused on the lives of the wives and daughters of James Lanier on Wednesdays in March. Learn about the ideology of “separate spheres,” women’s fashion, personal hygiene and women’s suffrage. Price: $12/members, $15/non-members Tickets: Registration required by March 18th | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us […]

$12 – $15

FREE Admission Day at Lanier Mansion Historic Site

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th, 2020 - Tours at 10:00am, 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00pm Pre-registration required, limit of 10 per tour. Click here to learn more.

Free Admission to Public

Egg Extravaganza at Lanier Mansion

Lanier Mansion 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN

Enjoy Easter fun with storytelling, crafts, face painting, historical games and visits with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts will take place on the grounds of the mansion beginning at 10am. (Ages 3-10) Price: Tickets are $6/child, 25% discount for members. Tickets: Registration required by April 7th. | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

$5 – $6