Fort Ben Lives On and Thrives

provided by IndianaMilitary.org

provided by IndianaMilitary.org

I was living in Indianapolis when Fort Benjamin Harrison was decommissioned.  A long time friend was one of the highest ranking NCOs there, and we were both devastated by its closing. Fort Harrison was opened in 1906 by United States President Theodore Roosevelt, honoring former President Benjamin Harrison VI, who came from Indianapolis. The beautiful old army post has been redesigned  into something equally beautiful and useful to its community. Part of it is now a state park, complete with a golf course and resort area, and part of it is being developed into a modern housing and retail village with a small community look and feel. Here is the view of the future.  If you’re planning a visit, I highly recommend Harrison House for your stay – affordable and very comfortable.  It started out as nurses’ housing, then became housing for visiting VIPs. There are small rooms and large suites, with a shared-use kitchen and lovely screened in porches at either end. It’s within walking distance to golf, the state park, the fitness center and many other facilities.

 

inside Harrison House

inside Harrison HouseGarrison Restaurant & Harrison HouseFort Ben courtesy of NPS.gov

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