Elementary Ed Field Trips - 3rd to 5th Grades

For more than 40 years teachers have been bringing elementary aged students to Ruthmere to learn firsthand about the history of Elkhart and explore the world of arts and culture.  Today, Ruthmere Campus has two sites for students and teachers to explore, Ruthmere Mansion and the Havilah Beardsley House.   For more information about the program, or to become part of an annual Elementary Ed Field Trip tradition and book your tour, call Curator Jennifer Johns at 574-264-0330 ext. 104.  

Ruthmere Campus Field Trip Assistance Program

Elementary Ed Field Trip tours are eligible for the Ruthmere Campus Field Trip Assistance Program. Through the generous sponsorship of an annonymous matching donor Ruthmere is pleased to offer field trip assistance to the first 2,000 students residing in Elkhart County who take any type of school organized educational tour of Ruthmere Campus sites in 2017.  Sponsorship pays for the tour experience for students, teachers and one adult chaperone for every 8 students and offers a $1 per student transportation stipend that is paid to the student's school after the field trip has taken place.  Additional adult chaperones are admitted at the group tour rate of $7 for Ruthmere tour, $3 for Havilah Beardsley House tour or $10 for full campus tour.

NEW FOR 2017, all Elkhart County school tours (public, private and registered home schools) include a student membership valued at $25 per year, that goes to every participating student.  These student memberships are valid from the day of the student's field trip until their high school graduation.  



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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