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“My third visit.........” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ellwood House Museum

Ellwood House Museum
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in DeKalb
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DeKalb, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“My third visit.........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The house if beautiful and full of history. The artifacts in the house are authentic. You truly feel like someone truly lived there.

Visited September 2011
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English first
DeKalb, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Festive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

I love visiting the Elwood House Museum. My last visit was during the holidays at which time they have guided tours and the home is festively decorated for the holidays. Sometimes they have a small band playing or madrigal singers performing. A nice place to visit during the holidays.

Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Denise H
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Belvidere, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting to learn the history of barbed wire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

The house itself is beautiful, but it iw interesting to learn the history also

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Thank JMD015
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Sycamore, Illinois
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Historic and Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Always an enjoyable place to visit and learn about the beginnings of barbed wire and wealth it created. The house is incredibly maintained and remarkably restored to accuracy. Docents are well versed and always offer a nice tour.

Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Chas L
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Sycamore, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very cool if you are like historical tours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

It's an extremely well-kept mansion. The tour guides are all very knowledgeable regarding numerous details of the families who lived there over the many years. There is a small museum in the adjacent building on the grounds with antique buggies and cars. All very interesting to me, but I really like historical homes.

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Thank Jim C
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