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.
Ellwood House Museum
509 North First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
The Visitor Center is located behind the 1879 mansion. The parking lot can be reached by traveling west on Augusta Avenue to Linden Place.
hours of operation
Our tour season runs from March 1 through the first weekend of December. The Visitor Center is open year round. A full tour schedule and Visitor Center hours can be found below.