Special Programs

Wild Women & Wine

Saturday, March 10  7:00 p.m. CST  Cost $28

It’s back and revamped for the second year! This year, we welcome Metamorphosis Traveling Theatre’s “Duneland Diaries” to celebrate Women’s History Month. Reservations will be required for this 21+ event. Click here to buy tickets.


Behind the Scenes Tours

Saturday, March 24 and April 14  5 p.m. CST  $15/adult & $10/youth or senior

Venture into off-limits spaces during this popular tour. Tickets available on Eventbrite or by calling the mansion.


Kids Night In!

Friday, April 6  5 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST  Cost TBD

Kids, finish off your spring break week by hanging out the mansion this evening! We’ll have hands-on, exploratory activities to enjoy. The evening also includes a pizza party and a take home gift for each kid. Parents do not need to be present for the activities, but can drop their kids off. Registration will be required.


Novel Conversations: Michael Sheldon on Winston Churchill

Saturday, April 7  4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  FREE

The mansion is proud to welcome award-winning author Michael Sheldon. He will discuss his book, Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill, which has been widely praised on both sides of the Atlantic.


Mother's Day Painting in the Garden

Saturday, May 12  10 a.m. & 2 p.m.  $35-$45

Join local artist Esther Lundmark of Lundmark Studios as we create in the garden! We will be painting a teacup. Treats will be served, and all supplies are provided. No experience needed. Cost is $35 per youth, and $45 per adult. Two sessions will be held. Purchase tickets here.


Brewed in History Hike

Saturday, May 19  11 a.m. CST  $10/adult

Michigan City’s past is brewed in history, from the Haskell & Barker Car Company (over 160 years old) to Zorn Brew Works (over 145 years old). The walk will depart from Barker Mansion and cover sites such as the worker’s houses, the old YMCA, library, post office, and more. The hike will end at Zorn Brew Works, where participants can “drink in” the building’s history, or order lunch from their menu. Call (219) 873-1520 for details or visit www.barkermansion.com.


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See our regular mansion tour times here.

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