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Fun Facts and Activities about Benjamin Harrison

When was Benjamin Harrison President? Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States. He was the last President to serve as a Civil War General. His history (his story) is lesser known than that of other Presidents, but it is very interesting. These Benjamin Harrison activities and lessons will help you learn all about the grandson of President William Henry Harrison. Enjoy!


Benjamin Harrison Activities
Benjamin Harrison Activities. 



First, the facts!

  • Harrison was President from 1889-1893.
  • He was born in North Bend, Ohio in 1833.
  • Republican
  • He lived in Indianapolis for many years.
  • Married twice, his second wife was the niece of his first wife.
  • He died of Pneumonia on March 13, 1901.
  • James Whitcomb Riley delivered his eulogy. 
*Facts found on Benjamin Harrison website.


Watch a video about Benjamin Harrison on the History Channel.


Picture of President Benjamin Harrison.


Immerse yourself in history when you take a tour of the Benjamin Harrison home in Indianapolis. We visited on President's Day and had the privilege of "meeting" President Harrison. They offer school tours and homeschool days. They are open every day except Sunday from 10:30-3:30. The parking and restroom facilities are conveniently located near the Welcome Center. Tours start in the Welcome Center.


President Harrison Home Field Trip
President Harrison Home Field Trip.

Visit the President Harrison Welcome Center for a School Tour.
Visit the President Harrison Welcome Center for a School Tour.

Brig. General Benjamin Harrison.

Carriage House Welcome Center at Benjamin Harrison Home.
Carriage House Welcome Center at Benjamin Harrison Home.

Field Trip Ideas: President Benjamin Harrison Home Tour.

Lessons and Activities:

Win the Whitehouse Presidential Election Game

Benjamin Harrison Word Search Activity

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Below, check out the scenes from President Harrison's Indiana home.


Presidential Quilt on Benjamin Harrison's Bed.
Presidential Quilt on Benjamin Harrison's Bed.

Benjamin Harrison and daughter.
Benjamin Harrison and daughter.

Sleigh in front lawn of Harrison Home.
Sleigh in front lawn of Harrison Home.

Piano in Benjamin Harrison's Parlor.
Piano in Benjamin Harrison's Parlor.

Benjamin Harrison's Parlor.
Benjamin Harrison's Parlor.

Kitchen with Icebox in Harrison Home.
Kitchen with Icebox in Harrison Home.

Dining Room of Harrison Home.
Dining Room of Harrison Home.
Kitchen in Harrison Home: Reliant Windsor Stove.
Kitchen in Harrison Home: Reliant Windsor Stove.


Harrison and Lincoln China in Harrison Home.
Harrison and Lincoln China in Harrison Home. Lincoln China is purple on second shelf, Harrison China on top shelf designed by Mrs. Harrison.

Silk and Satin Quilt in Benjamin Harrison Home. 1892
Silk and Satin Quilt in Benjamin Harrison Home.

Abraham Lincoln for President Political Banner.
Abraham Lincoln for President Political Banner.

Benjamin Harrison's Carriage House.
Benjamin Harrison's Carriage House.

Benjamin Harrison for President Banner.

Political Campaign Balloon.

Benjamin Harrison Activities
President Benjamin Harrison Activities.


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