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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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Love the History

If you're in Appleton, this is a must see. The history behind it is incredible. The home itself is beautiful and the with all the detail in the woodwork, it's breathtaking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Austin, Texas, United States
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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you're in Appleton, this is a must see. The history behind it is incredible. The home itself is beautiful and the with all the detail in the woodwork, it's breathtaking. Well worth it if you love history.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice family place for history and background of Appleton in earlier days. The tour was very informational

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were the only ones in our tour so we in essence got a private tour. The first house in to be lighted by electricity is very interesting. The original woodwork inside the house was beautiful. I am glad that a private Foundation made up of private citizens saved this beautiful house from being destroyed. The volunteer guide was very... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Loved the Victorian architecture and use of beautiful carved and inlaid woods throughout. Great information about the paper baron families that made this area so prosperous, plus fun little museum for kids to have a hands-on experience regarding this being the first home in US to be wired by Thomas Edison himself.

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

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

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