Iron Gates

Gardens and Grounds (Green Tour)

Iron Gates

Elkhart, Indiana 46514, United States

Created By: PocketSights Ruthmere Tours

Point of Interest Details

Cast iron was the most popular form of fencing for grand homes during the early 1900s because it was a readily available material of the new industrial age. It could easily be formed into ornamental designs to create a more formal and elaborate entry way. Urns too, were made of cast iron and were very common in Edwardian gardens. The gates and urns at Ruthmere are splendid examples of custom hand-wrought iron work.

Ruthmere Tours:

Guided tours of Ruthmere Mansion are held Tuesday through Sunday.

Tuesday through Saturday, tours start on the hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sunday tours are at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

Ruthmere is closed Mondays, major holidays, and during the months of January, February, and March each year.

We hope to see you soon!

This point of interest is part of the tour: Gardens and Grounds (Green Tour)


Leave a Comment



Download the App

Download the PocketSights Tour Guide mobile app to take this self-guided tour on your GPS-enabled mobile device.

iOS Tour Guide Android Tour Guide



Updates and Corrections

Please send change requests to