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Ruthmere Mansion

302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514-2719
+1 574-264-0330
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Jewel of Indiana

World class collection of antiques, vintage cars, tiffany glass and beautifully painted and trimmed... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Laura5016
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Very nice mansion

Very nice late 1800's mansion. House is as close to original pieces as they could. It changed hands... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Laura S
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“local history” (4 reviews)
“historic home” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 reviews)
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302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514-2719
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank Laura5016
Reviewed 8 October 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.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

When you go to northern Indiana be sure to visit the Ruthmere Museum. My wife loves to visit historic homes. Usually, I don't, and will find some excuse to wait outside while she goes for a tour. In Elkhart, she went in and bought two...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My family and I toured the Ruthmere Museum (and Beardsley House) last December as part of their Christmas promotion. The buildings are amazing in and of themselves, and touring either one would be worth your time any day of the year. Their Christmas decor really...More

Thank AmateurSpiceMan
Cbonanno, Public Relations Manager at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

What kind thoughts about our site. Thanks for this excellent review. Come back...send your friends our way.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Really nice personal tour through a historic house in downtown Elkhart, IN. Beautiful home as original as possible. Very knowledgeable docents and very informative. Tours every hour on the hour. Great afternoon excursion.

1  Thank Mary H
Cbonanno, Public Relations Manager at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

We appreciate your positive review and pleased that you had a enjoyable experience. Come back another time especially our Holiday Season. Our theme is "White Christmas" with a military service focus.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

The tours are guided by volunteers who are well versed int eh history and contents of the house. The Cuban mahogany finishes are beautiful. My favorite piece inside the house was the Tiffany company stained glass lamps in the library. Being a historic home, there...More

1  Thank PAUL M
Cbonanno, Public Relations Manager at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation. Tell a friend about us!

Reviewed 15 July 2017

I've been a repeat visitor to the Ruthmere Mansion and it's always a pleasure. Ruthmere has so many attractions going on. Events I've loved are the Tea Party, The coffee on the Plaza, and of course the tours. I highly recommend this attraction.

Thank cathye789
Cbonanno, Public Relations Manager at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We love return customers and appreciate the support! P.S. Keep your eyes open for more Victorian Teas...we are planning one! Carolyn Bonanno, Communications Coordinator

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Ruthmere mansion today. Very beautiful house with lots of history. Luncheon included tea and sandwiches. Scones and sweet treats . Loved the macaroons and candy.

Thank 297ceciliaw
Cbonanno, Public Relations Manager at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you so much for your position response to your visit at Ruthmere. Come back when you can and tell your friends about us. Sincerely, Carolyn Bonanno, Communications Coordinator

Reviewed 6 July 2017

My wife and I visited here in the afternoon and were the only couple there. The tour is very nice and the home is furnished well with origianl items and things of the day. The ladies leading the tour were very knowledgeable about the history...More

Thank larrywhitehouse
Cbonanno, Public Relations Manager at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding Ruthmere. We appreciate your response. Please pass the word to friends about your experience. Carolyn Bonanno, Communications Coordinator

Reviewed 18 June 2017

The tour guides are accommodating and knowledgeable. The architecture is fascinating. I liked the servants' quarters and the various technical advancements for the time period. The best part (IMHO) is the rotating floor in the garage. The cars are nice too. :)

Thank kpl0d0ws
Cbonanno, Communications Coordinator at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank-you for visiting and so glad that you enjoyed our site. Please tell your friends and recommend Ruthmere Museum Campus.

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drob31365
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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.
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