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Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb
(4.7/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • We live in the area and are members of the Ellwood House. We still learn something new on every tour. Docent Donna is highly knowledgeable on the Ellwood family history. If you are in the area, or pas...  more »
  • A fascinating look at how the wealthy lived in Illinois. The family history and furnishing are all kept intact and are explained by highly trained docents who impart not only the family history but al...  more »
  • Issac Ellwood saw a good thing when he got into business with Jacob Haish and produced barbed wire. The Ellwood House mansion was built by Issac Ellwood for his family. He and his wife lived in the ho...  more »
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  • 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."