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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Address: Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
Phone Number: 920-730-8204
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Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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95 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was a home built by a weathy family in the 1800's. The first to have hydro electric lights in the home. I was the for a Christmas Tea, which was wonderful and very authentic. I would recommend going for Christmas, the decorations are fantastic and the guides are in period clothing.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We visited first thing in the morning and were the first and only visitors at the time. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. We got a thorough tour of the house, had plenty of time to view and ask questions. we really enjoyed the basement museum with plenty of time to view and explore. We are both history lovers... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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121 reviews 121 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The connection to early Appleton is interesting. The docents are well informed. My favorite part is the interactive displays in the basement. You can create electricity by riding a bicycle!

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Oklahoma
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104 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My friend loves historic houses and mansions so when I read about this one I immediately put it on our itinerary. We were not disappointed, in fact we couldn't believe that it was not more well know. Our volunteer guide was wonderful. You could tell, by the way she shared the history and legends of the place, that she truly... More 

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