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Ruthmere Mansion

302 East Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46514
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Elkhart
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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339 reviews 339 reviews
239 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 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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21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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192 helpful votes 192 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
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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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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