Pop quiz – who was the 23rd president? Why it’s Benjamin Harrison of course! Every one of the presidents have a fascinating life, and it’s at President Benjamin Harrison’s Home that you can learn all about the impact that he had on the country.
Benjamin Harrison and his wife built the home in 1874 themselves, so it was very personal to them. He lived in this house until he died in 1901 (with the exception of his presidential years). In 1974, the home was opened for regular tours, which is great news for you and your family!
The museum offer daily guided tours, each lasting just over an hour. During this time you will hear all about the fascinating stories from his life before his presidency, and after his presidency, as well as learn all about his time in office, and how he contributed and changed the country. What influences did he have on what we know today?
Each year the Benjamin Harrison Home is host to changing exhibits, so there is always something to come back to see! The 2015 exhibit is “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War”, so you can see the kind of information you will be taking in – an amazingly eye opening experience for the kids.
Seasonal exhibits might also cover the Civil War battles, the War of 1812, Flag Day and Columbus Day. These exhibits are smaller, but just as interesting. You can also learn all about the genealogy of the Harrison family, as well as his early years and his role in the wars. There are art collections, photography collections, and even fun facts about the house itself!
So if you want to introduce your family to a part of history, then check out the Benjamin Harrison Home, and spend your family day out learning some pretty fascinating facts about the men who made this country what it is today!