Elementary Ed Field Trips - 3rd to 5th Grades
For more than 40 years teachers have been bringing elementary aged students to Ruthmere to learn firsthand about the history of Elkhart and explore the world of arts and culture. Today, Ruthmere Campus has two sites for students and teachers to explore, Ruthmere Mansion and the Havilah Beardsley House. For more information about the program, or to become part of an annual Elementary Ed Field Trip tradition and book your tour, call Curator Jennifer Johns at 574-264-0330 ext. 104.
Ruthmere Campus Field Trip Assistance Program
Elementary Ed Field Trip tours are eligible for the Ruthmere Campus Field Trip Assistance Program. Through
the generous sponsorship of an annonymous matching donor Ruthmere
is pleased to offer field trip assistance to the first 2,000 students
residing in Elkhart County who take any type of school organized
educational tour of Ruthmere Campus sites in 2017. Sponsorship pays for
the tour experience for students, teachers and one adult chaperone for
every 8 students and offers a $1 per student transportation stipend that
is paid to the student's school after the field trip has taken place.
Additional adult chaperones are admitted at the group tour rate of $7
for Ruthmere tour, $3 for Havilah Beardsley House tour or $10 for full