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Architecture, Miller House and Garden, and other tour options

Please note tours regularly fill to capacity and RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY. See the "book a tour" button to make a reservation or call 888-718-4253.

 

Architecture Tour

  • See the art and architecture that made Columbus famous.
  • Tour price: $25, students $15 (includes free $3 guide)
  • Tour length: 2 hours
  • Find out more about this tour HERE.
  • See tour times and buy tickets HERE.

Miller House and Garden Tour

  • Visit the only Eero Saarinen home you can tour, anywhere!
  • Tour price: $25 (no discounts available)
  • Tour length: 90 minutes (includes transportation time)
  • Find out more about this tour HERE.
  • See tour times and buy tickets HERE.

MILLER HOUSE AND GARDEN CURATOR GROUP TOUR

  • The Miller House and Garden is the renowned Mid-Century modern home/garden showcasing the work of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. Experience a more in-depth tour led by a knowledgeable member of the Indianapolis Museum of Art staff during this private tour. Tour size is limited to six people for a more leisurely tour of the property.
  • During this tour, still photography is permitted. Photos are for personal use only and cannot be used in any commercial manner. Flash photography, tripods, and other photographic equipment are not permitted on this tour.
  • Miller House and Garden tours begin at the Columbus Area Visitor Center. The property is in a residential area and entry is by a 13-passenger van provided at the Columbus Area Visitor Center.
  • Tour length: 90 minutes
  • Tours are provided for private groups of one to six people.
  • Tour price: $100 per person with a minimum charge of $400
  • Call 812-378-2622 for booking details.
     

MILLER HOUSE AND GARDEN LANDSCAPE GROUP TOUR

  • The Miller Garden is regarded as one of America’s most important modernist landscapes. Join a landscaping specialist for a more extensive, private tour of this landscaping by Dan Kiley. Since the Mid-Century modern architects and landscape architects often blurred the lines between the interior and exterior of their designs, this tour will take an abbreviated walk through the interior of the Miller House. The tour will include significant walking over varying terrain in outdoor conditions; please dress accordingly.
  • Miller House and Garden tours begin at the Columbus Area Visitor Center. The property is in a residential area and entry is by a 13-passenger van provided at the Columbus Area Visitor Center. 
  • Tour length: 90 minutes
  • Tours are provided for private groups.
  • Tour price: $40 per person with a minimum charge of $280
  • Call 812-378-2622 for booking details.
     

MILLER HOUSE AND GARDEN GROUP PHOTO TOUR

  • This private photography tour of the Miller House and Garden provides an opportunity to capture the work of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. During this tour still photography is permitted. Photos are for personal use only and cannot be used in any commercial manner. Flash photography, tripods, and other photographic equipment are not permitted on this tour.
  • Miller House and Garden tours begin at the Columbus Area Visitor Center. The property is in a residential area and entry is by a 13-passenger van provided at the Columbus Area Visitor Center.
  • Tour length: 90 minutes
  • Tours are provided for private groups.
  • Tour price: $60 per person with a minimum charge of $360
  • Call 812-378-2622 for booking details.
 

Downtown Walking Tour

  • Get an insider's look at downtown Columbus, including exclusive access to 301 Washington Street, the personal office of J Irwin Miller, community benefactor and champion of the arts. (301 Washington is temporarily closed for renovations.)
  • Tour price: $15
  • Tour length: 90 minutes
  • Offered periodically.
  • Find out more about this tour HERE.
 

Guide by Cell Audio Tour

  • Tour downtown on your own schedule with your cell phone.
  • Tour length: Personal Pace
  • Tour price: $10 per set of cards
  • Card sets are available at the Columbus Area Visitors Center gift shop, Viewpoint Books, and Hotel Indigo.
  • Find out more about this tour HERE.
 

Smartphone Tour

  • For a totally free guide to the art and architecture on your smartphone, go to: www.bit.ly/coltour.
  • At many of the sites, you can listen to actual recordings from tour guides, right on your phone!
     

Group Tour

  • The Visitors Center also leads many group tours each month for groups as small as twelve people.
  • To find out more about group tours, please go HERE.
     

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