The Gaar House Museum

Gaar Mansion

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The Abram Gaar House and Farm or known as the Gaar Mansion is a Second Empire Victorian home located in Richmond, Indiana, built in 1876 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The home was built by industrialist Abram Gaar, president of Gaar-Scott and Company, manufacturers of steam engines and threshing machines from 1842-1911. Total construction cost of the home was $20,000 it took eight months to build. The house is situated on a rise overlooking the city of Richmond from the north. Gaar hired John A. Hasecoster, the area's leading architect of the day to design the house and his original plans drawn on linen sheets are on display at the house today.

 What's NEW on the site?
Executive Board
Family History
Event Calendar
Gaar House Products Page
Rental & Tours
Links to Friends


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Hours of Operations 

  • By appointment ONLY


No Garden rental and no Wedding rental for 2024.

  •     Group tours of ten or more anytime by appointment.
  •             Please contact the Assistant to the Director - CLICK HERE.
  •     The Garden and Pool area bookings and reservations have been suspended for 2024


  • Adults - $10.
  • 18 and under - $5.
  • Under 5 - Free
  •  Bus Tours Welcome  Travel Bus Clip Art
  • There will be no Sunday tours during 2024.  Anyone wishing a tour must call for an appointment with at least a two to four days notice.

Contact Information

US-Indiana 1-765-966-1262 
Postal address
2593 Pleasant View Rd. Richmond, IN 47374 - Click here for MAP
Electronic E-mail




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