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Ruthmere Mansion

302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514-2719
+1 574-264-0330
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Majestic Historic Mansion - Richly Furnished - And With A Most Interesting Story To Tell

This incredibly beautiful 3 storey mansion on the banks of the St. Joseph river was built for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne B
,
Brampton, Canada
Great Experience!

We were staying in Shipshewana for three days and wanted to visit neighboring attractions. I found... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Lillian S
,
Norton Shores, MI
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“local history” (4 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 reviews)
“short film” (2 reviews)
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302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514-2719
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Wayne B
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Cbonanno, Marketing Coordinator at Ruthmere Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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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
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Reviewed 14 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

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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.

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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
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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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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
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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.

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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
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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Shirley D
31 March 2018|
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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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drob31365
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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