Current Hours, May 28-September 1, 2019

Guided Mansion Tours

Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. CST 

$8/adult & $5/youth or senior

Experience all three floors of the grand Barker Mansion during a guided tour. Reservations are not necessary. Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before tour time.

Self-Guided Mansion Tours

Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST, with last entry at 2:30 p.m. 

$8/adult & $5/youth or senior

View the Barker Mansion at your own pace during a self-guided tour. Participants will browse through all three floors of the elegant mansion at their leisure. Reservations are not necessary. 


The mansion can be viewed during these tour times only, and we cannot accept early arrivals earlier than fifteen minutes prior to tour start. If the door is locked, simply ring the bell and we’ll let you in. Please note that the mansion is closed on Mondays for upkeep.


For our special events and interpretive program schedule, click here.

For information on group tours and field trips, click here.

For information on scout programs, click here.

For information on employment and internships click here.

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The historic Barker Mansion lives as a monument of industry, charity, and turn-of-the-century life in Michigan City, highlighting the legacy of the Barker family through interpretive tours and special programs for kids and adults. Browse our site to learn more about venue rentals, scout sleepovers, and more.

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