Barker Mansion

About Barker Mansion

Tour this elegant 1857 mansion, copied after an English manor house, which was built by John H. Barker, a founding father in the rail car industry. It was renovated and expanded in 1905 and furnished in luxurious turn-of-the-century style with important furniture and art objects from New York collectors. The home boasts hand-carved marble fireplaces and walnut-and-mahogany woodwork. A 12-minute introductory film starts you off before a tour guide escorts you through three floors. Your guide will fill you in on the mansion's past and some Michigan City history.