• Regular Admission, Prices, and Hours

Regular Admission, Prices, and Hours

PERSONALLY GUIDED HISTORIC TOURS are available at both Ruthmere and the Havilah Beardsley House. Ruthmere's docents have built an unparalleled reputation for excellence in knowledge, warmth and charm. Learn about the history of the founding of Elkhart, the Beardsley family and their legacy of art, architecture and culture from a Ruthmere expert guide.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS of outdoor sites and attractions in Elkhart are available via the i-Spy Elkhart Mobile Tour. Over seven different interactive tours available FREE and at all times every day.

SEASONAL TOURS of unique elements of Ruthmere Museum Campus are offered regularly. See Ruthmere decorated for the Holiday season every year starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving through December 30. Watch for the special evening tour times between Christmas and New Year's. In the summer Walking Tours of the Beardsley Historic District on select dates provide a new perspective on this elegant neighborhood. See calendar for details.

SPECIAL EXHIBITS are hosted at both Ruthmere and the Havilah Beardsley House. Come see something new at Ruthmere Museums Campus. See calendar for details.

Hours and Admission

Open Dates:
Ruthmere and the Havilah Beardsley House are open for the public for the tour season April 1 - December 30, every year.  Ruthmere Campus is closed to the public for tours January 1 - March 31, so we can keep our sites in spectacular condition, and we can plan a season full of engaging programs.

Ruthmere Campus facilities are increasingly in greater demand, and preference is given to planned reservations. At certain times of the year, large blocks of time during normal business hours may not be unavailable for unplanned, walk-in tours. Calling ahead to  reserve for your tour time is always recommended and will ensure your best Ruthmere Campus experience.

Tour Times for Both Sites
Tuesday through Saturday:
10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
& 3 pm
1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm

The museum operates on Eastern Time. 


Ruthmere Tour 
-Adult $10
-Student $4
-Children under 5 admitted free with adult.
- Senior (60 yrs.) Discount Day $7 on Wednesdays
Havilah Beardsley House Tour
-Adult $5
-Student $2
-Children under 5 admitted free with adult.
-Senior (60 yrs.) Discount Day $3 on Wednesdays
Campus Day Pass 
-Adult $13
-Student $5
-Family $40 (allows 5 visitors of any age to both attractions)
-Senior (60 yrs.) Discount Day $10 on Wednesdays
Holiday Closings for Tours and Office during Open Season

-Easter Sunday
-Memorial Day
-Independence Day
-Labor Day
-Friday after Thanksgiving (evening concerts excepted)
-Christmas Eve
-Christmas Day
-Day after Christmas
-New Year's Eve

*Note: Ruthmere Members have free admission to all attractions -- See membership page for benefits.



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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