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Featuring six animated displays depicting scenes from "A Christmas Story" ...more

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$5 Chicken Wraps at St. John Malt Brothers

Take advantage of $5 chicken wraps every Wednesday at St. John Malt Brothers Craft Brewers.more

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The South Shore's rich farmland and thriving industry brought thousands of families to northwest Indiana and with them their cultural celebrations, foods and traditions. Throughout the year, you can experience more than 40 nationalities at our restaurants, special events and historical sites without leaving the region.

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Special Events

Glowing Lights Night

December 02, 2017 to December 16, 2017 (Every Saturday)
  • Venue: Barker Mansion
  • 631 Washington Street
  • Michigan City, IN 463602
  • Times: From: 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • Admission: $8/adults and $5/youth or senior
  • Phone: (219) 873-1520
  • Website | Email

Christmas tree lights will be the only source of illumination during Barker Mansion's popular Glowing Lights Night. The public is invited to take a self-guided tour of all three floors of the historic home, which has been decorated for the holiday season by local non-profit groups. More

Special Exhibit: “The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines”

January 10, 2018 to February 09, 2018 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Barker Mansion
  • 631 Washington Street
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for youth and senior
  • Phone: (219) 873-1520
  • Website | Email

Barker Mansion will host “The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines”, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s traveling exhibits, from January 10 to February 9, 2018. The exhibit, which showcases Indiana's contributions to the war effort and the war's long-lasting effects, will be on display in the mansion’s lower level. With “The Great War”, visitors will see how Hoo... More

On-Going Events

Christmas Behind the Scenes Tour

November 10, 2017 to December 15, 2017 (Every Friday)
  • Venue: Barker Mansion
  • 631 Washington Street
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Admission: $15 per adult and $10 per youth or senior
  • Phone: (219) 873-1520
  • Website | Email

Venture behind the scenes at the 35,000 square-foot Barker Mansion and explore all 38 rooms during this immersive tour. The interpreter-led tour will feature the mansion’s “Christmas Room” which serves as their storehouse for the thousands of ornaments that go into decorating the 160-year-old mansion.  More

Music Heritage Series

Started November 17, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday)

Every 3rd Friday of the month, join the Save the Tunes Council, a local group of musicians devoted to preserving and passing on traditional folk songs. More

Christmas at the Mansion

December 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Barker Mansion
  • 631 Washington Street
  • Michigan City, IN 463602
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Admission: $8/adults and $5/youth or senior
  • Phone: (219) 873-1520
  • Website | Email

Join us for an annual family tradition- Christmas at the historic Barker Mansion! View three floors of decorations as you're immersed in the Barker family legacy of philanthropy and industry. Tours take place Tuesday through Sunday from December 1 through the 31 (the mansion is closed on Mondays). A variety of guided and self-guided tours, musical performances, kids' crafts. co... More

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