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Historic Twin Oaks Home and Garden Tour

June 6 to June 8

555 Kessler Boulevard West Drive, Indianapolis
Parking with shuttle service at Fox Hill Elementary School
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take a rare peek inside Twin Oaks, the 1941 Colonial Revival home built by Lyman S. Ayres II and his wife, Isabel. Hidden behind the trees off Kessler Boulevard West Drive, Twin Oaks was the residence of philanthropist Ruth Lilly from the late 1980s until her death in 2009. Starting with the elegant spiral staircase and distinctive muraled entry, explore 17 rooms in the mansion – from the grand drawing room to the beauty parlor –  and visit the meticulously kept English Garden. As a bonus, see the 21 paintings from the Indiana Historical Society collections that adorn the walls of this extraordinary house.

 

$20; $18 advanced tickets; $5 children 3 to 12

Tickets available online and at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Charles Mayer, Sullivan’s Hardware on Keystone and The Empty Vase.

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•    Parking with shuttle service is available at Fox Hill Elementary School, 802 Fox Hill Drive, just a one-minute ride to Twin Oaks on Kessler Boulevard West Drive.
•    Please note that this historic home has stairs and no elevator.
•    The home is accessible by shuttle service only. Unfortunately, the shuttle does not accommodate wheelchairs.

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