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lovely historic home with furnishings and docent guided tour

Check website to see seasonal visit schedule. Lovely Christmas decorations, open house with punch... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Bloomington, In
Lovely Surprise

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

Reviewed 25 July 2017
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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.
307 E 2nd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-4701
+1 812-855-6224
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Check website to see seasonal visit schedule. Lovely Christmas decorations, open house with punch and cookies, candle-lit, visitors invited- singing carols with a period piece piano! Very festive! Docents in period costumes. Other concerts also, seasonally. Lovely historic gardens. Non-GMO, original seed sold on-site.... flowers...More

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Reviewed 25 July 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

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Reviewed 15 July 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

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Reviewed 12 May 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 17 March 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 18 March 2016

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

Reviewed 14 January 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 30 September 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 21 September 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 8 May 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 23 April 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

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