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Miller House and Garden Tour

506 5th St, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
+1 812-378-2622
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A remarkable contemporary home built in the 1950s - the architecture, interior design and landscape are first rate.

This home was designed as a private home for a family of seven - but is a spectacular melding of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ghuey53
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Columbus, Indiana
The 50’s never looked so good

The Miller House in Columbus is a home that brings together modern components of architecture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet L
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The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and designers Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. In 2000, the Miller House became a National Historic Landmark. The home, completed in 1957,was described in the Wall Street Journal as "...not only a landmark of modern architecture but also a fine example, possibly the finest, of a kind of modernist design with which too few are familiar, one that is warm, livable and majestic as it flows together with the landscape." The Miller House is only accessible on guided tours because it is located in a private residential neighborhood. Tours begin and end at The Columbus Area Visitors Center, 506 Fifth Street (not at the house). This guided tour is oriented to adults and children over 10 – please note only children over 10 are allowed on the tour and all guests must purchase a ticket.
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506 5th St, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This home was designed as a private home for a family of seven - but is a spectacular melding of the architecture of Eero Saarinen, the interior design by Alexander Girard, and the landscape design by Dan Kiley. You will need to schedule your tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Miller House in Columbus is a home that brings together modern components of architecture, interior design, and landscape plans in an integrated whole greater than the sum of its parts. Trained docents help visitors appreciate what they are seeing as well as the family...More

Thank Janet L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great house, great tour, great town. Must sign up for guided tour of the house. Shuttle to get to the house. Limited number of visitors per guided tour. These folks really care about their history and preserving a house and wonderful, caring culture that has...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so impressed with the city of Columbus. The Architecture tour and the Miller House tour were both fabulous. The guides were very knowledgeable and engaging. We have travelled many places and this city and these tours rank right up there. We would highly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don’t care for mid-century modern architecture you will enjoy this tour. There is so much going on that is reveiled in the tour. Not only the structure, interior design and the landscape design.You also come to know the family and their passions....More

Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

It is hard to capture in the written word the beauty of this house.the best of mid century architecture. Beautiful grounds as well as striking interior. A must see!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The house is fabulous! Our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour is well organized, with an orientation video at the Visitor's Center. Be sure to make your reservation online in advance - tour size is limited to 12.

Thank L7619IQ
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I have taken a handful of the architectural tours here over the years and they always do a great job. We had the Miller House on our road trip list for YEARS and finally got around to visiting. I was familiar with the home and...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

What an amazing place. Tour is very well done for both architects of which there were several in our group and lay people alike. We were staying in the Edwardian, Inn at Irwin Gardens and were struck by the difference 40 yrs, 2 World Wars,...More

Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

If you like architecture, do not miss this amazing tour. Incredible house and grounds that docents lead you through describing the modern architectural design, furniture and gardens. It was my favorite home tour ever. Also, the docent was so incredibly knowledgeable and the group small...More

1  Thank MaryE995
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Terri A
13 June 2018|
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Response from columbusinsider | Property representative |
Hi Terri, Thank you for your question. On the Miller House and Garden Tour you will be standing or walking during the majority of the 90 minute tour. There are 2 lightweight, portable stools available for use at the house... More
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Takanori N
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No, but there may be shuttle service that could be arranged through a private company. There are car services available for airport transport and other needs.
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