The past returns when you enter the Carter House and its attached annex. The home built in the 1850’s by Henry & Ernest Carter is an 18-room Greek Revival mansion furnished in 19th century style.

Carterhouse Museum

The Regular Museum Season

Open Memorial Day through Sept 30: 
 Saturday & Sunday  12:00 pm  -  4:00 pm.

Admission: Adults: $5.00, 
Children under 12: $2.00 
School groups & Bus tour discounts available.
During the off season, Contact  Us to schedule a tour

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Christmas Open House Friday evening before Thanksgiving 5pm - 9pm
Museum Christmas Hours
Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Thanksgiving through Christmas


The Carter House Museum is owned and operated by The Elkader Historical  Society

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