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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

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Address: Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
Phone Number: 920-730-8204
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Excellent tour around a little known historic gem. Our guide (I missed her name but she did have a distinctive Germanic accent) was great ...informative, knowledgeable, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Peoria Heights, Illinois
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Peoria Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour around a little known historic gem. Our guide (I missed her name but she did have a distinctive Germanic accent) was great ...informative, knowledgeable, and amusing. The house is only partially restored due to financial constraints but those open to the public are a joy to behold ...amazingly well preserved. Well worth a visit

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The tour guide was informative and it was fun to see the way people lived in the past. If you go, be sure to take a tour from a guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What a wonderful piece of history and art. We learned so much and had a great time admiring all of the antiques. I would recommend Heartstrings to everyone. If you are able, leave them a small donation on your way out.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I toured the Heathstone a while back and it was interesting. I loved the architecture of the home. My tour guide was great, too - I loved the story about the owners of the house - that definitely added charm. The tour guide told a story of the daughter who got engaged while living in the home a long time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I've taken both my immediate and extended families here on a number of occasions, once for the house tour and once for the Halloween event with the kids. Everyone came away with a better appreciation of what it meant to be privileged in Appleton around the turn of the century and no one was openly disappointed, though the young ones... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have lived here my entire life and just recently visited Hearthstone. Different inside than I always imagined driving by. It's cool hearing some of the history of our city. Victorian all the way! The tour guide was very informative and took time to answer any questions we had. We learned about the family that had the house built and... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I went there last month with my family. We walk through the house and found it very interesting. The history of the important house is so fascinating. The furniture and decor was very historically accurate. I wish we could have seen more of the rooms other than just looking through the door.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Although I was born and raised in Appleton I had never been to the Hearthstone so when my granddaughter was with us for a few days over vacation we took a break from shopping to tour the museum. We all enjoyed the tour, the docent was very knowledgeable and knowing the mansion is maintained by all volunteers is amazing. The... More 

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It is a significant historic building, being the first powered by hydroelectric. Beyond that it is a gorgeous 1800's home, with period correct furnishings. The docents were very knowledgeable. It is especially beautiful decorated for the holidays. Photography is allowed. It is not handicapped friendly.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have walked past this house many times but never stopped to visit until last night where I toured "Victorian Christmas at Hearthstone." The house itself was very beautiful, but to see it decorated for a Victorian Christmas was breathtaking. I especially enjoyed the history of the house as presented by Christine, a very knowledgeable volunteer. If you have a... More 

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Address: Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
Phone Number: 920-730-8204
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton

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