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JFD Lanier Mansion, 1844


Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
601 West First Street
Madison, IN 42750


Open: Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed: On some state holidays


Phone: (812) 625-3526
Fax: (812) 265-3501



This Greek Revival style home was erected for the wealthy frontier banker, JFD Lanier, and given to the State of Indiana by his descendants. It is considered to be the "Crown Jewel" of Madison's National Historic Landmark District. The mansion was designed and built by noted architect Francis Costigan. The Indiana Society assisted in the refurbishing of the house and re-created a formal garden.

National Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places


Madison is located on the Ohio River at the junction of Hwys. # 62 and # 64, two hours south of Indianapolis and 25 miles northeast of Louisville. The Lanier Mansion and garden overlook the river at Elm and First Streets.