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Wylie House Museum

307 E 2nd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-4701
+1 812-855-6224
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Lovely Surprise

My 3 sisters and I decided to stop into the Wylie House with really no expectations. We weren't... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
BarbK67
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Indiana
Well worth a visit

This is an old Colonial house dating back from when Bloomington was frontier country. It has been... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2017
Susan R
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Liverpool
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Built in 1835, Wylie House was the home of Indiana University's first president, Andrew Wylie, and his family. Today Wylie House is owned and operated by Indiana University as an historic house museum recreating the Wylie home prior to 1860.
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307 E 2nd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-4701
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

My 3 sisters and I decided to stop into the Wylie House with really no expectations. We weren't sure if our visit would last 20 minutes or 2 hours. It took 2 hours! Our guide Sheryl was a wealth of knowledge. Very interesting learning about...More

1  Thank BarbK67
Reviewed July 15, 2017

This is an old Colonial house dating back from when Bloomington was frontier country. It has been restored to how it would have been when the Wylie family lived there and is full of little treasures from that era. I found it fascinating. It is...More

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Interesting historical furniture and housewares on display. Staff is informative and helpful; this is worth a look. Different exhibits from time to time; we enjoyed a quilt exhibit.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed March 17, 2016

I have toured Wiley House twice with elementary school groups and have attended their annual plant sale (May) and purchased native heirloom plants.

Thank Lori C
Wylie H, Manager at Wylie House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2016

Thanks for your review! We love hosting elementary school students. Please let us know how your seeds grow!

Reviewed January 14, 2016

I'm a local, and was sorry it took so long to visit Wylie House. Keep in mind it is closed from Dec. to early March. A great, fun way to study 19th century history, and early Bloomington. Quick visit should be fun for all ages....More

Thank midwesterner5
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Learned about his from a local and it was a wonderful outing. Down near the college itself and it has guided tours at 10 and 2 and we were lucky enough to hit the 2 o'clock tour. Great history of the town and the college....More

1  Thank giftedelaine
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Awesome place to visit if you are on campus. Tour guides are very knowledgable and full of answers. Intersting artifacts throughout the house. Beautifully recreated for the era. There is a large mural in the front entry way to show you what the shool looked...More

Thank Jenni2391
Reviewed May 8, 2015

This museum is the restored farm house in Bloomington. It's a really nice place to visit if you're looking for something relaxing to do.

Thank Emmchar16
Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Wylie House Museum is well worth the visit. Free admission, too. The house belonged top the first president of Indiana University and give a glance into the domestic life of the 1830's. Large and airy, nicely restored and refurnished with period pieces. It's architectually...More

Thank Lawson J
Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a great evening in mid-December when the house and ints surroundings were lit with dozens of candles and we found great staff and interesting rooms and activities there. It shed light on an interesting historical period of Indiana and foundation of the university.

1  Thank 274887Kjb
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