Looking for a summer filled with culture, history and architecture? Then look no further. The Ewing Manor Cultural Center in Bloomington has free tours starting early May.
Construction on Ewing Manor started in 1928 and finished in 1929. The time capsule that was buried by Davis and Hazle Buck Ewing will be on display for tourists to view. Mrs. Ewing passed away in 1969 and gave her historic property to the Illinois State University Foundation.
Tours are available from 4-6 p.m. Mondays, starting this week and run through October. The tour takes around an hour and includes a lot of walking, as well as stairs.
The brick path leading up to the Ewing Manor is lined with flowers and shaded trees. The manor has oil paintings, books, antiques and more, giving participants a chance to take a step back into the feel of the early 1900s.
Illinois State University junior elementary education major Cassidy Walters mentions how beautiful the building is after seeing photos of the location.
“This building would be a beautiful place to attend for a tour or a wedding. I am definitely interested in visiting this historic site,” Walters said.
Though the tours are free, donations are always accepted. Parking is available across the street at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Not looking for a tour? Plan an event, wedding or a day in the garden by visiting their website.