The Barker Mansion’s new permanent exhibit.
Join us at the revolutionary Haskell & Barker factory as we embark on the journey of a boxcar and explore the city where it all started.
We illuminate the present by bringing the past to life
The Barker Mansion serves to interpret the history of the Barker legacy and its context within Michigan City, Indiana. We accomplish this through interpretive tours, exhibits, lectures, musical performances, specialty tours, city walking tours, galas, crafts, and other special events. The mansion is also available for rentals for weddings, nonprofit meetings, family gatherings, photo shoots, conventions, birthday parties, and other events.
Through tours, lectures, and other public programs, the Barker Mansion’s architecture, collections, and social history create a living museum for both the scholar and casual visitor. The Mansion operates as a non-profit institution for schools, civic and cultural groups, and the public at large.
Book Your Special Event Today
From weddings and baby showers to birthdays and anniversaries; plan your event with the historic Barker Mansion as the backdrop.
Plan A Visit
Through tours, lectures, entertainment and other programs, the Barker Mansion’s architecture, collections and social history create a living museum for both the scholar and casual visitor……
Visit The Mansion
The historic Barker Mansion lives as a monument of industry, charity, and turn-of-the-century life in Michigan City, highlighting the legacy of the Barker family through community events……
The Barker Mansion and grounds offer a beautiful historic background for any event. Our outdoor formal gardens and elegant indoor spaces can accommodate 50-70 guests……