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 Labor Day: 
 Saturday & Sunday  1:00 pm  - 4:00 pm.

Admission: Adults: $4.00, Seniors $3.00
Children under 12: $2.00 
School groups & Bus tour discounts available.
During the off season, Contact  Us to schedule a tour

Carter House Holiday Party & Open House
Coming Home for Christmas
Friday November 21st 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Enjoy Friends, Snacks, Wine and Live Music
Take a walk through time in our train decorated rooms donated by various Elkader families.

Open House Dates:
November 22 & 23 and 29 & 30
December 677 and 13&14
1pm - 4pm


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

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