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Ruthmere Mansion

302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514-2719
+1 574-264-0330
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Awesome architecture

The tour guides are accommodating and knowledgeable. The architecture is fascinating. I liked the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kpl0d0ws
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Goshen, Indiana
Closed for tours until April 1st

But the home can be viewed and photographed from the street. And it is beautiful. Landscape needs... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
VAD859
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Danville
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302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514-2719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

But the home can be viewed and photographed from the street. And it is beautiful. Landscape needs refreshing and grounds cleared of fallen tees and debris before opening the home to guests.

Thank VAD859
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Took our three daughters to tour the Ruthmere Mansion on a Tuesday during the holiday season. Laura was a lovely tour guide! She was very friendly and knowledgeable! The home is beautiful and full of furniture, art and family portraits worth seeing in person. Would...More

Thank marierider
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Ruthmere Mansion is a tour de force of design, craftsmanship and materials well worth the guided tour. The surround shower in the master bathroom was particularly attractive and decadent to a visitor from California. Most surprising was seeing what may be one of the...More

2  Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is such a cool place to see weather you are into architecture or history. It amazes me that back when this was built people had so much talent. Pay for the guided tour i've been thru the self guided and guided and you will...More

1  Thank Justin H
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have had the pleasure of touring many historic mansions and this is among the finest. The home is truly lovely with much book matched mahogany woodwork. The carpets and many of the draperies and wall coverings are original to the house. Our guide was...More

Thank USAFret
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We happened upon the mansion and saw it was open for a tour. We were met by a lovely young woman who became our tour guide. The tour started with a brief movie of the history of the property which was very interesting. Then we...More

Thank SeM2116
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It was a lovely tour with so much local history. The home is much larger than it appears from the outside. It's s must see!

Thank Bonrae
Cbonanno, Public Relations Manager at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Ruthmere Museum. We strive to improve our guest services and appreciate you taking time to send us a "Thumbs Up". Come again and visit Havilah Beardsley House another of our wonderful sites. Carolyn Communications Coordinator

Reviewed 30 August 2016

The home was interesting particularly because families really lived in this home and made it suit their style of entertaining and daily living. The short movie in the beginning gave good background to the lives of the owners. Some of the inventions used and the...More

Thank babette119
Cbonanno, Public Relations Manager at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Ruthmere Museum. We strive to improve our guest services and appreciate you taking time to send us your comments. Please let us know if there are any suggestions for the tour of Havilah Beardsley House. Thanks...More

Reviewed 17 August 2016

This mansion is just breathtaking. The furnishings if not original are from the time period associated with this home. It is in excellent condition and just stunning.. Our tour guide was wonderful and did a great job providing the history and fun facts about the...More

Thank MJ S
Cbonanno, Public Relations Manager at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Ruthmere Museum. We strive to improve our guest services and appreciate you taking time to send us a "Thumbs Up". Come again and visit Havilah Beardsley House another of our wonderful sites. Carolyn Communications Coordinator

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drob31365
Would this venue be available to rent for an engagement?
16 May 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.
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