The past returns when you enter the Carter House and its attached annex. The, built in the 1850’s by Henry & Ernest Carter is an 18-room Greek Revival mansion furnished in 19th century style.
The Regular Museum Season
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Admission: Adults: $4.00, Seniors $3.00 Children under 12: $2.00 School groups & Bus tour discounts available.
Special Holiday Events The Carter House is lavishly decorated for the holidays each year, and the Elkader Historical Society hosts a preview party in the museum on Friday evening the week before Thanksgiving.
The Carter House is owned and operated by the Elkader Historical Society