The Barker Mansion is an awesome and striking large home that is placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been beautifully maintained and still has some of the original furnishings. If you enjoy seeing luxuries of olden times then do tour this grand old home to take a peek into the past. Also you will learn more about the mansion built by one of the founding fathers of the rail car industry, John H. Barker. But the fact is that this house, while actually lived in for only a very short time, has brought many years of enjoyment to the Barker family, and to the residents of the City of Michigan City. They conduct educational guided tours and host special seasonal functions. The Barker Mansion and Civic Center is a gm of a place in Michigan City. With meeting rooms, kitchen, and dining room service the place is made available to all non-partisan, non-profit organizations for hosting events.