Every November, the Ellwood Museum partners with area businesses, community sponsors, and volunteers to decorate the mansion room-by-room on all four floors. From November 15-30, the Ellwood House offers guided holiday tours which give visitors the opportunity to see the mansion in a new light. These Decorated Mansion Tours will be offered during those dates on Tuesdays – Thursdays at 1 pm and 3 pm and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Cost for the tours is $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-17 and free to those 5 and under. There will be no tours on Thanksgiving Day.
At the end of the touring season, the Ellwood House opens the doors for a three-day Holiday Open House weekend. Upon entering the decorated mansion, volunteers will be stationed in each room, presenting the history of the Ellwood House and sharing information about the two generations of Ellwood family members who called Ellwood House home.
Visitors may purchase tickets for the Open House in the Visitor Center (or online) and present their tickets at the front door of the mansion. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for those 17 and under. The dates and times of the Open House are Friday, December 5: 7:00-8:30pm, Saturday, December 6: 1:00-4:30pm, and Sunday, December 7: 1:00-4:30pm.