It was very interesting to see the home of our 9th president, William Henry Harrison. It was located in a wilderness area when it was built so most of the materials and furnishings had to be brought in from the east. We love history and it was exciting to see where Mr. Harrison lived in his adult years, after having... 更多
I first heard about Grouseland years ago when I was attended Vincennes University and never took the time to visit. Now after all these year and now having two children of my own. My wife and I were looking for something entertaining to do with our children that would be educational as while. Living in Southern Illinois there are a... 更多
We had no idea that the home and collections inside were so historic, and tied to the house so authentically. The paintings alone are amazing. Our tour guide was the Director, and she was the most informative person, pointing out items and giving us history lessons that were fascinating.
Very well kept with knowledgeable guides. The interior was stunning and a true representation of the era. The tour includes upstairs and the basement. So many historical homes only allow tours of the main floors. We enjoyed being able to see the entire home.
When we arrived there was a small festival going on and people could walk around the house for free. We opted for the actual paid tour. Harrison was a very interesting man and we learned a lot. We had several guides and they all were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There are three stories to see, so lots of stairs. It is... 更多
After finding the adjacent Vincennes State Historic Site unexpectedly closed, my family (my wife, two teen-aged children and I) visited Grouseland. At first this also appeared unexpectedly closed, but when my son knocked on the front door, he was greeted by a young, and very energetic docent. It was apparently a quiet day. We were the only members of his... 更多
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! I was lucky enough to meet Director Lisa Ice-Jones and get her fascinating perspective on Harrison and Grouseland on Tuesday. It's a wonderfully curated historical site, offering a wealth of information that really brings history to life. She took the time to share what she's learned from years of study and consulting... 更多