The 20th century was full of grand promise in 1908 when Albert and Elizabeth Beardsley built their elegant Beaux Arts mansion of brick and limestone at the confluence of the St Joseph and Elkhart Rivers. Once the centerpiece of Elkhart society, Ruthmere has been lovingly restored to offer a window into the Gilded Age. As you tour rooms lushly appointed with period furnishings, take note of one of a kind details and world class fine art and decorative arts such as Tiffany lamps, Rodin sculptures and vintage autos.
Ruthmere also hosts frequent concerts and seasonal events and operates the Havilah Beardsly house, home of Elkhart’s founder.
302 Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart
Tours on the hour tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 3 pm April-December
and Sunday 1pm-3pm
For more local Elkhart County attractions and things to do visit amishcountry.org.