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Ruthmere Mansion

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Lived on East Beardsley Street 8 blocks from Ruthmere since 1941 and after 77 years going by the... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Richard M

Excellent!! Was not hurried at all. All questions answered👍 Well worth the ten bucks. Volunteer... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
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302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514-2719
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Lived on East Beardsley Street 8 blocks from Ruthmere since 1941 and after 77 years going by the place finally decided to take the tour. The staff knows the place inside and out and really friendly! Had a very good time! Enjoyed the history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Excellent!! Was not hurried at all. All questions answered👍 Well worth the ten bucks. Volunteer Jan was super!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

My kids and I went to take a tour and it was just us but they still took take time with no rushing. She was very friendly and informative. I have lived her for 12yrs and never been inside. It's very nice and we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This historical home and the story behind Elkhart,Indiana is truly fascinating. Each room is full of history including original furniture, paintings,celings and light fixtures of the 1800 s which have been kept in perfect condition. The historical cars they drove in the 1800 s are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Wendy33763
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

What a magnificent home! We visited with our granddaughters (ages 5 and 10) who have seen several area mansions. This home is filled with the finest furnishings, art works, and musical surprises. Laura, our docent, did a terrific job and included our granddaughter by asking...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Cbonanno, Communications Coordinator at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

We so appreciate your feedback especially about the children enjoying the museum. Thanks, Carolyn Bonanno Communications Coor.

Reviewed April 23, 2018

Stopped here while on a trip in 2013, but due to a school outing the mansion was not open to the public until the afternoon. I did not have the time to wait since I was on a schedule. Got my chance this month, five...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

This incredibly beautiful 3 storey mansion on the banks of the St. Joseph river was built for the Beardsley family in 1910 and upon touring it, one finds the furnishings, artifacts, paintings etc. to be of the finest quality, including the use of silk wallpaper...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Cbonanno, Marketing Coordinator at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you so much Wayne for your outstanding review of our site. We so appreciate your description and the wonderful recommendations.

Reviewed December 28, 2017

We were staying in Shipshewana for three days and wanted to visit neighboring attractions. I found this attraction listed in TripAdvisor and thought it was probably something we would enjoy. What a great visit! The mansion has been restored as close to original as possible....More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Lillian S
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

World class collection of antiques, vintage cars, tiffany glass and beautifully painted and trimmed ceilings. Stunning attention to historical detail. The guide was very informative and knew a lot of the town history. The grounds are beautiful and well manicured. The vintage cars make to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Laura5016
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Very nice late 1800's mansion. House is as close to original pieces as they could. It changed hands a couple times before being bought again by the Beardsley family. Very informative tour.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Shirley D
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Cbonanno | Property representative |
Hello, you can visit Ruthmere Museum Campus this year April 3rd - Dec. 30th - Tuesday - Sat. 10 - 3pm and Sunday 1-3pm. You do not need a reservation just come to front door a few minutes before the hour and ring bell. All... More
May 15, 2016|
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Response from JoanTroyer | Reviewed this property |
Oh. Yes. And they have a beautiful old home down the street for weekend retreats. All within walking distance of the gorgeous Wellfield Botanical Gardens, too. And downtown. And parks.