Take a tour at the Ewing Cultural Center!
There is no fee for touring the Gardens at Ewing, however, we highly encourage you to make a donation. There is a donation box under the archway between the manor and the garage along with a donation pole right inside the gardens from the pedestrian walkway.
To ensure your safety, please check our policies before the tour.
We offer reserved group tours and public tours:
Tours are guided by docents and last around 45 minutes. You will need to rely on stairs to access all three levels of the manor. Please call (309) 438-6333 for information on accessibility.
The gardens are open to the public everyday from 8 am to sunset if weather permits. To schedule a group tour call (309) 438-6333 or ewing@IllinoisState.edu. A $5.00 per person is charged for scheduled tours.
You can take a historical tour of the Ewing Cultural Center via phone. Call (309) 550-9016 to listen to 15 recordings of the history of Ewing & the Genevieve Green Gardens. We provide this service from March through November.
You can also use this service while you are at the Ewing Cultural Center. There are signs around the gardens that display the phone number to dial in order to access information of the particular site you are at.