The historic Ewing Manor will be open for public tours from 4-6 p.m. every Monday, May through October, with the exception of Memorial and Labor Day. The last tour will leave at 5:30 p.m. The manor is located at 48 Sunset Road, Bloomington.

Trained docents will be available to assist the visitors through the three floors of the mansion. Tours are without charge, but a $5 donation is suggested for the restoration of the manor.

Built in the late 1920s by Hazle Buck Ewing and her husband Davis, the Channel-Norman-style residence was home to many of Ewing’s efforts to support the causes of education, women’s suffrage, and world peace. Donated to the Illinois State University Foundation upon her death, the Ewing Cultural Center is now home to the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Genevieve Green Gardens.

Those interested in group tours can schedule their visits by calling the Manor at (309) 438-6333 or

For more information visit the Ewing Cultural Center website.