ELLWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM
The Ellwood House Museum reflects the central role of Isaac Ellwood in the development of the barbed wire industry in America. The magnificent estate testifies to his aptitude for business and the breadth of his vision. It also reflects the tastes of multiple generations of the Ellwood family who guided the evolution of the grounds and structures.
The Ellwood House Association is participating in Give Local America (a nationwide event with local impact). Click on the banner on May 3 to join us for a 24-hour online giving challenge. We thank you for your continued support!
Due to major technical issues on behalf of the web provider, Kimbia, our Give Local fundraiser will be extended by one day.
If you had trouble donating today, you may try clicking on the Give Local link on our website until 5 pm on Wed., May 4 to make your donation.
Or, if you rather mail a check - and have it count toward the new $103,250 proportional match! - it must be postmarked by May 4 and sent to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. (Make checks payable to DCCF with Ellwood House Association on the memo line).
Thank you for your patience. We know this technical glitch has been frustrating.
LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION
509 North First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Entrance to the Ellwood House Visitor Center and parking area can be reached by traveling west on Augusta Avenue to Linden Place.
VISITOR CENTER OPERATING HOURS
The Ellwood House Museum will be closed Sunday, May 8 for Mother's Day.
Our regular tour season runs March 1 through November 30. Our special holiday event is offered the first weekend of December.
Tuesday – Sunday: 12:30 – 4:30PM
See VISIT for guided tour schedule.
See RENTALS for information on booking your event
at one of our available venues.