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Regular Admission, Prices, and Hours


Personally guided tours are available at both Ruthmere Mansion and the Havilah Beardsley House. Ruthmere Campus 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 Campus expert guide.  

See Special Announcements for upcoming closures or special hours.


Regular Tour Times for Both Sites:

Tuesday through Saturday:

Tours on the hour at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm


Tours on the hour at 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm.


Both museum sites CLOSED.

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 (both locations)
Adult - $13
Student - $5
Family - $40 (allows 5 visitors of any age to both attractions)
Senior (60 yrs.) Discount Day $10 on Wednesdays

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

We do not sell advanced tour tickets online, however, we DO encourage advanced reservations for tours.  To make a reservation, simply call 574-264-0330 during normal times of operation. 

On Free Family Sundays, the first Sunday of the months April-November, EITHER Ruthmere OR Havilah Beardsley House is CLOSED while the free tours are conducted at the other site. See Free Family Sunday page for specific dates. 

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

Ruthmere Campus annually closes for tours to the public January 1 - March 31. See calendar for special events during this period.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS: To protect our collections, Ruthmere Museum and the Havilah Beardsley House offer guided tours only. We do not allow self-guided tours at either location. However, self-guided tours of outdoor sites and attractions in Elkhart are available via Pocketsights. Experience history, art and architecture in the palm of your hand! Pocketsights offers a series of FREE self-guided mobile tours presented by Ruthmere featuring sites in Elkhart County, Indiana.

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. 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.

ADA ACCESSIBILITY - Havilah Beardsley House is designed to be ADA wheelchair accessible for the first floor exhibits (approximately 75% of the exhibit space on site).  Ruthmere Mansion requires the climbing of significant steps to enter from street level and is not ADA accessible.  Additional accommodations are made for visitors with challenges. While both properties are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and lie within the National Register Beardsley Avenue Historic District, and as such, are exempt from ADA accessibility laws, Ruthmere makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of our visitors.



Visitor Guidelines for Ruthmere Campus

Group tour size is a maximum of 8 visitors per group, plus the docent tour guide during normal hours of operation.  

    Advanced tour reservations for 8 or more are encouraged, otherwise open tour slots are filled on a first come, first served basis. You must arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour time to keep your tour reservation in force. 

    Face coverings are OPTIONAL, based on individual choice. 

      Tours on normal days of operation will begin at the top of the hour.

      Ruthmere staff reserve the right to issue a "tour rain check" for any visitor exhibiting obvious signs of illness such as coughing, sneezing, etc.  This decision rests at the discretion of the Ruthmere staff.

      Partial operating support provided by

      2022 and 2023 Indiana Arts Commission Grants




      302 E. Beardsley Ave.

      Elkhart, IN 46514

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