Barker Mansion

631 Washington St.
Michigan City, IN 46360- Map It
Phone: (219) 873-1520

AAA Editor Notes

Barker Mansion is at 631 Washington St. The 38-room mansion, built in 1857 and modeled after English Victorian manors, was the home of John H. Barker, founder of the Haskell & Barker Railroad Car Co. Many original furnishings and works of art adorn the interior. The house features hand-carved marble fireplaces; mahogany, walnut and teak woodwork; baroque ceilings; a third-story ballroom; and a sunken garden. Guided tours are available.
Self-guiding tours $5; $2 (ages 4-18). Guided tours $8; $5 (ages 4-18). Behind the Scenes Tour $15; $10 (ages 4-18).
Hours: Guided tours Tues.-Sun. at 1, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Self-guiding tours Tues.-Sun. 10-11:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Behind the Scenes Tour Wed. at 7 p.m., Memorial Day-Labor Day. Holiday tours are given Sat.-Sun. early Dec. to mid-Jan. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.