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

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Ruthmere, a step back in time!

Ruthmere Museum, named after a young daughter of the Beardsley family, has incredible management to take care of this property! You can take tours throughout the day from 10 AM... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
JoanTroyer
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Elkhart, Indiana
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Elkhart, Indiana
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ruthmere Museum, named after a young daughter of the Beardsley family, has incredible management to take care of this property! You can take tours throughout the day from 10 AM until 3 PM. It is decorated professionally for the Christmas season! Saturday's in the summer offers live entertainment on the piazza with coffee and delicacies! Evenings throughout the year offer... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We had a superb tour guide on the Sunday we visited....she did not talk too much or too little. So helpful. We were really enthusiastic about our visit. Do not miss the great rug hanging on wall as you go upstairs or the Tiffany lamps.

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1 Thank AaronFWA
Elkhart, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Ruthmere is a 1908 Period House Museum - Downton Abbey certainly. Once the home of a family with six boys, it has ceiling painted by an Italian painter, gorgeous woodwork, original fabrics, and vehicle rotating equipment in the garage. Ruthmere is a fabulous place for your outdoor weddings and tours are free on certain days.

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2 Thank wbdbaj
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The museum's mission is to "inspire the imagination, promote excellence in fine arts, architecture, and historic preservation..." and they do a marvelous job meeting that goal! You will learn the history of the home's design and the families who lived here. The guided tour is pleasant and informative.

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1 Thank Sheila S
Michigan
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222 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Our docent was informative and entertaining. Well preserved museum. Grounds, building and contents of mansion in immaculate condition.

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1 Thank DayBreeze
Elkhart
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Early 1900's lifestyles of the rich are elegantly displayed and preserved here. Historic Elkhart before your eyes! You can't possibly soak it all in with one visit.

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1 Thank rustyr811
Bushnell, Florida
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Beautiful home. Knowledgable guide. Interesting insight into the life of privilege in early 20th century. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

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1 Thank Cindy C
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Stella M
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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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1 Thank serenitywriter
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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