Students experience history firsthand when they visit the home of Indiana’s only U.S. president. Programs are designed to enrich curriculum and are available for all elementary grades. Tours are applicable to the Indiana State Curriculum Guide for Social Studies Standards.
Given this year’s unique circumstances and public health concerns, the Presidential Site wants to make it easy for you to visit the home of the 23rd President! We are offering live-streamed interactive tours for individual classes or schools that will include a walk through of Benjamin Harrison’s home, an
Given this year’s unique circumstances and public health concerns, the Presidential Site wants to make it easy for you to visit the home of the 23rd President! We are offering live-streamed interactive tours for individual classes or schools that will include a walk through of Benjamin Harrison’s home, and a choice of one of our engaging programs. Schedule to virtually attend with your class over zoom, and let us transport you to the home of the only president elected from the state of Indiana.To Book Your Interactive Experience Click Here
Trained docents guide students through the elegant home of Indiana’s only U.S. president. The dining room features presidential china, and Harrison’s study is filled with personal belongings from his White House years. The majority of the house furnishings, which give an accurate view of the Victorian era, are original to the Harrison family, including original wallpaper designs in the parlors and library. The third floor ballroom exhibit changes yearly.
1st grade 1.1.1 | 1.1.2 | 1.1.4 | 1.1.5 | 1.2.1 | 1.2.5 | 1.2.6 2nd grade 2.1.2 | 2.1.3 | 2.2.2 | 2.2.5 | 2.2.6 3rd grade 3.1.4 | 3.1.7 | 3.2.2 | 3.2.3 | 3.2.4 | 3.2.5 | 3.2.6 4th grade 4.1.3 | 4.1.9 | 4.2.3 | 4.2.4 | 4.2.5 | 4.2.6 | 4.2.7 | VA 4.1.1 | VA 4.1.2 | VA4.1.6 | VA 4.8.1 5th grade 5.1.11 | 5.1.16 | 5.2.4 | 5.2.6 | 5.2.8 | 5.2.9
3 sites. 31 standards. $0 cost to your school! You read that correctly! The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, the Indiana State Tour Office and Indiana State Library invite all 4th grade public school students in Marion and Delaware counties to experience all three sites in one day and achieve 31 unique state standards—FREE. Historical literacy of hallmark sites and significant people in our state are vital to our collective appreciation, education, and development of our children—the state’s future leaders. This program will consume the majority of the school day as it is designed to give a comprehensive look at all three historical sites. Students will have a 45-minute tour at each site. The Indiana State Library has space available to schools for lunch. Tours are available by appointment. Because there is the matter of coordination of calendars for the respective sites—please provide three (3) available dates (in order of your preference) when contacting us. If you have any concerns about the length of time you can be away from school, let us know as adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.Contact the Education Department to learn more
President and Mrs. Harrison welcome visitors to their home. They discuss their lives both as Indianapolis residents and as White House residents, while their staff shares family secrets with guests. This special program is offered four times a year: Presidents’ Day in February, Primary Day in May, Election Day in November, and a Saturday in mid-December featuring a Harrison Family Christmas. Check Events page for specific dates, times and costs.
1st grade 1.1.1 | 1.1.2 | 1.1.4 | 1.1.5 | 1.2.1 | 1.2.5 | 1.2.6 2nd grade 2.1.2 | 2.1.3 | 2.2.2 | 2.2.5 | 2.2.6 3rd grade 3.1.4 | 3.1.7 | 3.2.2 | 3.2.3 | 3.2.4 | 3.2.5 | 3.2.6 4th grade 4.1.3 | 4.1.9 | 4.2.3 | 4.2.4 | 4.2.5 | 4.2.6 | 4.2.7 5th grade 5.1.11 | 5.1.16 | 5.2.4 | 5.2.6 | 5.2.8 | 5.2.9.Contact the Education Department to learn more
Please note: The R.B. Annis Presidential Classroom accommodates up to 60 students. Larger groups at the same time on the same date must use the program and tour package ($6 per student) for a “flip-flop” in which half of the group tours while the other half has a program. A package visit lasts up to 2.5 hours.Contact the Education Department to learn more
** Please note we are CLOSED for our annual cleaning from January 1- 24, 2021. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on January 25th. Please visit the 'Plan Your Visit' portion of our website to reserve your tickets. Meantime, watch for additional details on our Events page for Coffee with the Curator, The Night Indianapolis Roared, virtual gatherings, quiz nights, new podcasts, curbside engagements, & more!
Thank you for being an important part of the Presidential Site and sharing a legacy in action!