Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Barker Mansion & Civic Center, Michigan City, IN (LaPorte County)

Destination of the Day: Barker Mansion & Civic Center, Michigan City, IN (LaPorte County)

This massive mansion cannot be missed among the smaller homes surrounding it. Now open to the public (see web site for details) visitors can experience a time long passed.

Barker Mansion & Civic Center
631 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 873-1520

Getting There:
Public Transit (always confirm schedules)-
-Take NICTD South Shore (South Bend) Line to the Michigan City-11st Street Station.
-At West 11st Street, walk two blocks to Washington Street.
-At Washington Street, walk 4.5 blocks north to mansion (near outlet mall).

Auto (always confirm route)-
-Take I-94 to the Franklin Street/Route 421 exit (Exit 34).
-Continue north on Franklin Street/Route 421 to downtown Michigan City.
-At West 6th Street, turn west.
-At Washington Street, turn south and continue to mansion.

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