Fun Facts and Activities about Benjamin HarrisonWhen 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.|
First, the facts!
- Harrison was President from 1889-1893.
- He was born in North Bend, Ohio in 1833.
- 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.|
|Visit the President Harrison Welcome Center for a School Tour.|
|Brig. General Benjamin Harrison.|
|Carriage House Welcome Center at Benjamin Harrison Home.|
|Field Trip Ideas: President Benjamin Harrison Home Tour.|
Lessons and Activities:
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|Presidential Quilt on Benjamin Harrison's Bed.|
|Benjamin Harrison and daughter.|
|Sleigh in front lawn of Harrison Home.|
|Piano in Benjamin Harrison's Parlor.|
|Benjamin Harrison's Parlor.|
|Kitchen with Icebox in Harrison Home.|
|Dining Room of Harrison Home.|
|Kitchen in Harrison Home: Reliant Windsor Stove.|
|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.|
|Abraham Lincoln for President Political Banner.|
|Benjamin Harrison's Carriage House.|
|Benjamin Harrison for President Banner.|
|Political Campaign Balloon.|
|President Benjamin Harrison Activities.|
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