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.
Please note that the museum will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.
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
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 PM - 4:30 PM
See VISIT for guided tour schedule.
See RENTALS for information on booking your event
at one of our available venues.