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Valentine’s Day Behind-the-Scenes
Friday, February 22, 2019, 05:30pm - 07:30pm

Planning to go for Valentine's day dinner in downtown Michigan City? How about first stopping by the Barker Mansion and exploring 35,000 square feet of Gilded Age living? Join us for our annual Valentine's behind-the-scenes tour. View the museum's extensive archives, former servants' quarters, closets, and basement. Learn about the history of Valentine's day in the 19th century and the sensational 1893 marriage of John H. Barker, one of the wealthiest millionaires in the Midwest, to Katherine Fitzgerald, an Irish schoolteacher in Michigan City. The tour begins at 5:30 pm Central Time and will last about two hours. Cost is $15 per adult or $10 per senior (ages 65+)/youth (ages 3-15). Reservations can be made on Eventbrite or by calling the Barker Mansion at 219-873-1520. For more information visit or call 219-873-1520.