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“Fun History Lesson”

Ellwood House Museum
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in DeKalb
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
“Fun History Lesson”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Take a guided tour, our guide was well versed in the history of the area and interesting architectural features of the home. Great way to get a feel for the development of the area

Visited July 2013
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English first
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“Beautiful house and grounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

The guided tour was interesting and entertaining. There is so much to see. I can't wait for a return visit. This is an amazing resource in Dekalb. I only wish the textiles were available to tour at the time.

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Cary, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Elwood Museum Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Spending the weekend in Dekalb is a great opportunity to see this remarkable historic site. We were fortunate to have Ellen as our tour guide as she shared her storytelling of the Ellwood Family and the beautiful home built in the late 1800's.

Their lives and accomplishments were part of the tour of the four story home that family memories from three generations are present for your viewing.

We reccomend visiting this site when the opportunity arises. Dan & Betsy from Cary, Il.

Visited March 2013
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Rockford, Illinois
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114 reviews
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“Ellwood House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

A local landmark on, we are fortunate this historic home has been so carefully preserved. The house, grounds, and visitor center are located a short walk from downtown DeKalb. It was built by Issac Ellwood, inventor of barbed wire, in the late 1800s.

Visited August 2012
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Shorewood, Illinois
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50 reviews
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“A Dekalb area "don't miss"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

We happend to be in Dekalb and found this place by chance. The museum is wonderful. The exhibits are first class. The carriages and other vehicles in the museum are worth the trip by themselves. The house is beautiful and contains furnishings from the family. Our tour was conducted by a volunteer who knew a great deal about the house and family. The cost was minimal and AAA discounts apply. We hope to make it back for the Christmas displays.

Visited November 2012
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