Sunday, March 13, 2016

Take a Late Winter Break at the Lanier Mansion and Madison, Indiana


Lanier Mansion - Madison, Indiana
Lanier Mansion - Madison, Indiana
Winter weary Hoosiers can take a late winter break by visiting the Lanier Mansion in Madison, Indiana. Designed by famed architect Francis Costigan, this 1844 Greek Revival mansion served as the home of financier James F.D. Lanier. Lanier proved to be the financial savior of the State of Indiana twice. The first time, in 1844, he worked to arrange financing for a financially strained state as it attempted to recover from the too ambitious 1836 Mammoth Internal Improvements Act. The second time loaned the state half a million dollars to equip and train troops to fight in the Civil War. 
Indiana purchased the home and restored the home to its original glory. The Indiana State Museum operates the home as an Indiana State Historic Site. 
601 West 1st St.
Madison, IN 47250
812-265-3526
laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org

Shopping in Madison

In addition to the mansion, visitors can spend a cold, gloomy day exploring the shops of Madison. These include artisan shops, antique galleries and specialty shops. When you get hungry, you will find several fine local dining establishments to both eat and wet your whistle. For more information on lodging, dining and shopping in Madison, contact:
Visit Madison
601 W. First Street
Email: info@visitmadison.org
Phone: 812-265-2956

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