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Very enjoyable

My kids and I went to take a tour and it was just us but they still took take time with no rushing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda P
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This Immaculate Historical Home Requires Longer Than One Hour !!!

This historical home and the story behind Elkhart,Indiana is truly fascinating. Each room is full... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elkhart, Indiana
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302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514-2719
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 7 May 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

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Cbonanno, Communications Coordinator at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

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

Reviewed 24 April 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

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Reviewed 29 March 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

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Cbonanno, Marketing Coordinator at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

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

Reviewed 28 December 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

1  Thank Lillian S
Reviewed 13 November 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

1  Thank Laura5016
Reviewed 7 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

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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.

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Shirley D
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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
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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.