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Ruthmere Mansion

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Address: 302 East Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone Number: 574-264-0330
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Excellent historical tour

This is the gem of Elkhart. Do not miss this home. It is beautiful and a very interesting historical tour. After watching a short video about the family tree, you will take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
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Augusta, GA
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Augusta, GA
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608 reviews 608 reviews
277 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is the gem of Elkhart. Do not miss this home. It is beautiful and a very interesting historical tour. After watching a short video about the family tree, you will take about a 45 minute home tour.

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Novi, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Worth seeing for a weekend short trip. Beautiful site and the facility is well kept. We had a group tour, rescheduled a few times due to weather condition but the museum staff was able to accommodate our changes.

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South Bend, Indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Historic older home in Elkhart provides glimpse into the past. Open Sunday afternoons; first Sundays the admission fee is waved.

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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a very beautiful mansion . It shows you how the other half lived long ago. The tour was very interesting.

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tennessee
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296 attraction reviews
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This mansion, though rather plain on the outside, is stunning on the inside. A lot of care and effort has gone into restoring this home to its original glory. From the game room in the basement to the beautiful dining room to the gorgeous bedrooms, it has been returned to the grandeur one can imagine it was in the days... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I chose the Ruthmere Mansion as our venue for our classic wedding in June 2012. As soon as I drove up to the grounds, I knew immediately that this was the place that I wanted to be married in. The staff were very friendly and they explained the entire process to us, walking us through the options... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fun To tour and See how the other half lived. Interesting Staff and Beautiful grounds make this a feel like home. I thought the house would be bigger then it was. This is a must see if you haven't yet.

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Chicago, IL
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205 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Ruthmere mansion offers tours on the hour during the season. The building is in excellent shape, and contains a lovely variety of decor in the Beaux Arts style. The tour starts with a video about the building and family. There are stairs to climb, but you get a very thorough overview of the way things were in the early... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Ruthmere mansion is a great place to spend some time enjoying a fantastic house from days gone by! The tour told about the house and the local history of life in Elkhart. It was really enjoyable. The house is beautiful. With lots of interesting features. It is nicer if you have a smaller group on the tours. The gardens... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Ruthmere Mansion near the river in Elkhart is a quaint and enjoyable way to spend a few hours. You can learn about Elkhart history and get some great stories about the people, too. The home is a luxurious and beautiful showpiece with time era appropriate furnishings. Art by Rodin, Tiffany lamps, china from Salmon P Chase..just a few of... More 

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