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 mansion is now closed for the season and will reopen on March 1, 2018. The Visitor Center exhibits are open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4 pm. Please make an appointment in advance for any research projects by calling 815-756-4609 or email info@ellwoodhouse.org.

 

LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION

509 North First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-756-4609  
Entrance to the Ellwood House Visitor Center and parking area can be reached by traveling west on Augusta Avenue to Linden Place.
info@ellwoodhouse.org
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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.
Monday: Closed
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.