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Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb

4.8
#50 of 106 in Museums in Illinois
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  • Built in 1879 by Isaac Ellwood for the incredible price of forty thousand dollars, this magnificent mansion is a window into the American past of wealth and opportunity. Ellwood was the co-inventor of...  more »
  • A fascinating tour of time long past. Richly decorated and very much practical for a family of the times. Also check out the Museum which highlights the city where barb wire was created.  more »
  • Docents are very knowledgeable about the property. Home is kept in great condition with many period furnishings. Not good for people with walkers or wheelchairs. Lots of stairs.  more »
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  • Had a tour and what a nice afternoon learning something new. Beautiful home! We visited on March 24th. Will return soon.
  • My friends and I wanted a tour, it really looks lovely but the price was not in our budget
  • Beauty and local history all in one place. They have a wonderful Christmas tour.
  • Nice place
  • Went on a tour last week and thoroughly enjoyed it! The house is a history gem, telling the story of the times by its artifacts, built from the profits of barb wire "technology."

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