Street Address
509 North First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Mailing Address
509 North First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
phone: 815-756-4609
e-mail: info@ellwoodhouse.org
web: www.ellwoodhouse.org
Hours
Tours: Tu-Fr 1 & 3; Sa-Su 1,2 & 3; groups by appt.
Admissions
Tour admission $8.00 Adults; Youth 6-17 $3.00; under 6 free.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Gerald J. Brauer, Executive Director
phone: 815-756-4609

Description

Estate of Isaac Ellwood, principal manufacturer of barbed wire. Museum offers guided tours of the 30-room Ellwood mansion with restored interiors with original furnishings spanning the decades 1880s-1920s. Large visitor center with exhibit galleries including the carriage gallery and "Fencing Frontiers: The Barbed Wire Story"; yearly special exhibits.

Guided tours offered at 1PM and 3PM Tuesday-Friday and 1PM, 2PM and 3PM Saturday-Sunday. Visitor Center open noon-4:30PM Tuesday thru Sunday.

Museum sponsors variety of educational programs for children and adults; "Art at Ellwood" Art Fair in July; Holiday Event in December.

Governance

501(c)3

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes