The Ellwood House Museum presents a variety of special events throughout the year.
Wine on the Terrace
Saturday, September 16, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Ellwood House terraces and gardens offer a picturesque setting for an evening of fine wine, unique appetizers, desserts, and live music. The wines will be selected by John McIntyre of Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits, with Hy-Vee Catering providing tasty appetizers and desserts. This major fundraiser has become an eagerly anticipated community event. Don't miss this great opportunity to experience wonderful food and wine at the historic Ellwood House Museum and Park.
November 15 - December 3, 2017
Kick off your holidays with a tour of the elegantly decorated mansion between November 15 and November 30, or join us for our Holiday Open House weekend December 1 – 3.
Holiday Open House (December 1 - 3)
Friday, December 1: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM*
Saturday, December 2: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM*
Sunday, December 3: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM*
*Last tickets sold 30 mins. before closing
Youth ages 6-17: $5
Children under 6: Free
Ellwood House Members: Free
MEMBERs' NIGHT (November 30)
Thursday, November 30: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All members are invited to a special preview of the decorated mansion. See JOIN & GIVE for more information about becoming a member.
Every November, the Ellwood House Museum partners with area businesses, community sponsors, and volunteers to decorate the mansion room-by-room on all four floors. From November 15-30, our guided holiday tours give visitors the opportunity to see the mansion in a new light.
At the end of our regular tour season, we open the doors for a three-day Holiday Open House weekend. Visitors may purchase tickets in advance in our Visitor Center or on our website starting September 1. Pre-purchased tickets may be presented at the front door of the mansion.
Volunteers will be stationed in each room, presenting the history of the Ellwood House and sharing information about the two generations of Ellwood family members who called Ellwood House home.
Decorated Mansion Tours (November 15 - 30)
A guided tour through 3 floors and basement level of the elegantly decorated 1879 mansion. Guided tours take approximately 60 minutes. All guided tours start at the Visitor Center.
Tuesday - Thursday: 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Friday - Sunday: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, & 3:00 PM