Kick off your holidays with a tour of the elegantly decorated Ellwood House mansion starting this Tuesday and continuing between November 15th and November 30th, or join them for their Holiday Open House weekend, December 2 – 4. Every November, the Ellwood House Museum partners with area businesses, community sponsors, and volunteers to decorate the mansion room-by-room on all four floors. From November 15-30, guided holiday tours give visitors the opportunity to see the mansion in a new light.
At the end of the regular tour season, they open the doors for a three-day Holiday Open House weekend. Visitors may purchase tickets in advance in the Visitor Center or on their website starting September 1. Pre-purchased tickets may be presented at the front door of the 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. The guided tour goes through all 3 floors and the basement level of the elegantly decorated 1879 mansion. Guided tours take approximately 60 minutes and start at the Visitor Center.
The Ellwood House is located at 509 N. 1st Street in DeKalb. Admission for the tours is $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-17 and children under 6 and members are free. Please see below for tour and open house schedules.
TOUR SCHEDULE (ENDS NOVEMBER 30)
Monday – Closed
Tuesday-Thursday – 1:00PM & 3:00PM
Friday-Sunday – 1:00PM, 2:00PM, & 3:00PM
Closed Thanksgiving day
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
Friday, December 2 – 7:00-9:00PM*
Saturday, December 3 – 1:00-5:00PM*
Sunday, December 4 – 1:00-5:00PM*
*Last tickets sold 30 mins. before closing