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Ruthmere Mansion

302 East Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46514
574-264-0330
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Elkhart
Type: Historic Sites
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Those who appreciate architecture & design, or can appreciate a grand structure from the early 1900, built with locally sourced materials that reflects the life of an affluent family will enjoy a tour of this lovely grand home. Perhaps most amazing of all is that generations of families both related to the original owners and not related to them, have... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Went on First Sunday when it was free. The place is spectacular and because it was a self-guided tour I was able to really take my time and take it all in. Docents, for the most part, were good and they had a three-ring binder as supporting material in case they had questions that they could not answer. Not sure... More

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Minnesota
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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a very interesting mansion with lots of great history. You should definitely check it out. It has beautiful gardens and lawns. They were serving free coffee the day we visited.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are into architecture and mansions of yesteryear, a great house to tour. Furnished as close to original as possible. All the "modern" conveniences of it's day like the mansions of Detroit and elsewhere. Especially beautiful the month of December with holiday decorations. Modest fee; some free times.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The beautiful mansion is full of antiques, art, history of elkhart and outdoor gardens. The guides are very knowledgable and do a great job of recreating what it was like to live at the turn of the century and before.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Ruthmere Mansion is well worth the time. It is part of Elkhart history and also a good example of building at the turn of the last century. Much of the furnishing and decor are as they were when the house was built. Also check out special events like concerts. The last event I attended was a Downton Abby tea.... More

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Goshen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Volunteer docents are very knowledgeable and interesting during the tour of this historic home in Elkhart. The home is well-preserved and seems to have a good support system of finances and volunteers. The decorations at Christmas time, centered around a different theme each year, are excellent! I would highly recommend this museum!

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indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Nice piece of the history of Elkhart, is a beautiful house but no good if you go with little kids. They will get bored.

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Lansing, MI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

After reading reviews here on Trip Advisor, decided to stop here first on arrival before checking into hotel. I was so happy we did! Knowing tours are on the hour, we arrived at about 12:10 and would need to wait until 1:00 for the tour. They have concerts every Saturdy morning and we had just missed it but they left... More

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Fort Wayne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

If you are a history buff or just like old homes with some history, this is a great place to visit. The tour is relatively inexpensive, and you get to see the innermost secrets of a house built in another era. Everything there is authentic and pretty much original to the house.

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