A National Historic Landmark

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Step back in time to 1855

The charming Ohio River town of Aurora is home to Hillforest Victorian House Museum, a stately 1855 Italian Renaissance mansion just blocks from the river and downtown historic district. Home to industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1926, the mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.


Plan your visit

Our Location

213 Fifth Street
Aurora, IN 47001


Tuesday – Friday 11am – 3pm

Saturday – Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Open April 1 –  December 31

Closed Mondays and major holidays

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