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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 Cell/Smart Phone Tour at 574-584-0770. Over seven different interactive tours available FREE and at all times every day. Normal text message rates apply.  Mobile web and downloadable app versions of tour offer pictures and video.

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, 2017. 

NOTE: Havilah Beardsley House ONLY will be open on Saturday April 1, 2017, from 10am-4pm as part of ECMA Free Museum Day.  Ruthmere will be open for tours on Sunday April 2 from 1-4pm for our first Free Family Sunday of 2017.

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.

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

The museum operates on Eastern Time. 

ADMISSION :

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
-Thanksgiving
-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.

(574)-264-0330

(888)-287-7696


302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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