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Address: 302 East Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone Number: 574-264-0330
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Ahead of its time (1910)

We happened to arrive during a free musical program which was nice as we had to wait for the next tour time. We spent our time exploring the grounds and listening to a solo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We happened to arrive during a free musical program which was nice as we had to wait for the next tour time. We spent our time exploring the grounds and listening to a solo artist. The grounds were pretty with floral displays including a garden that was part of a Garden Quilt display throughout the area. The tour guide was... More 

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Not something we would see often in the east, but this was an interesting house. Our first impression from outside was that with all the brick and stone and the straight lines was that the house would be cold and formal on the inside. It is fairly formal inside, but it reflects early 20th century money and the owner's desire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A well displayed mansion home just north of downtown, showing an accurate representation of how things were here just after the turn of the twentieth century. The museum has a knowledgeable staff that shows you little known and easily missed objects and their use in that period. The museum home also is a wonderful place for photos and the occasional... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stopped here on a Saturday morning for their "coffee on the front porch" event, which included live music. Very pleasant activity, although we weren't able to tour the house (just the gardens) due to family conflicts. It's a fabulous-looking Beaux Arts style mansion, dating to the early-20th century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is very special place here in Elkhart. The history and the beauty of the mansion is unbelievable. The court yard is so very pretty. The basement is full of pictures of the family's that has lived there. My favorite room is the dinner room. Had a special feel to it. The garage is so cool it has it's... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Not able to take pictures inside which was disappointing because the rooms were some of the most spectacular that I've seen. The decor was grand but subtle, colorful but soft, powerful but calming. If you have a problem with stairs, don't go, but if you can make it, at all, it is definitely a must for anyone visiting Elkhart.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is not the largest historic mansion I have visited, however it is in really, really good condition. It is a great example of the kind of home wealthy people built in small towns at the turn of the 20th century. The staff here are also very well informed and friendly. We visited one weekend when they had music and... More 

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Augusta, GA
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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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Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
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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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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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