Historic Ewing Manor will be open for public tours from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays, May through September. The last tour will start at 5:15 p.m. A tour will start approximately every 15 minutes. The manor is located at 48 Sunset Road, Bloomington, Illinois. Parking is across the street at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Ewing Manor is closed on Memorial Day, May 30; Independence Day, July 4; and Labor Day, September 5, and no tours will be offered on these holidays.
Trained docents will be available to assist the visitors through the three floors of the manor. Tours are without charge, but a $5 donation is suggested for the restoration of the manor. Must be able to climb stairs. For more information, visit the Ewing Manor website.
Built in the late 1920s by Davis and Hazle Buck Ewing, 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 the Genevieve Green Gardens.