Visiting the Oliver Mansion at Christmas

My Daughter and I enjoyed a tour of the Oliver Mansion called Copshaholm in October when we went to the Dressing Downton exhibit.  We really wanted to see this mansion decorated for Christmas.  The roads in the Midwest can be iffy at best in December but we lucked out and the snow changed to rain during our trip. The roads were not the best the whole time but we had safe travels.

We called ahead and were able to add our names to the 11am tour listing the day before.  I did not want to make the long drive and then not be able to tour the house.  You can do this by calling 574-235-9664 and speaking to the staff.

Oliver Mansion

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This time our tour began in the carriage house connected to the museum so we had very little time outside.

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This is the view just inside the door from the front entry.  The Christmas decorations did not disappoint! The house looked so beautiful. The period clothing display is still ongoing in the house to coordinate with Dressing Downton in the museum.

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The dining room table is set for a holiday dinner.

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This is the fireplace in the dining room decorated to match the table. There are 14 fireplace in this home.

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The house had trees in many of the rooms and decorations everywhere.  It was really a treat to see the mansion decked out in its Christmas best.

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The Oliver Mansion is part of the History Museum in South Bend, Indiana.  House tours are offered Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Adult admission to the History Museum and Oliver Mansion are $14. Seniors pay $12.50 and youth are $11.

More information can be found here: http://historymuseumsb.org/plan-your-visit/admission-rates/

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