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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
920-730-8204
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
94 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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849 reviews 849 reviews
412 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The house and its history are quite interesting, but the tour itself could improve. Volunteers are great for free labor, but a bit more training for historic accuracy and tour-giving skills would help.

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Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews 120 reviews
55 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our docent was very, very knowledeable about the house down to the last detail which made the house more interesting. I found it very interesting that the original owner of the house was swindled by the lead character in the Devil and the White City and lost the bulk of his fortune as a result. Fun exhibits to play with... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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143 reviews 143 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Beautiful Victorian home built in the 1800's. The wood inside is incredible, from the floors to the detailed carvings. The docent was very knowledgeable and gives a great tour. The cost is only $7 for adults and it is a bargain. The basement is a hands on museum and includes a video and a Victorian bike that you can ride... More

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Silver Creek
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I loved everything about this tour and I've been on it more than once! So worth the time to stop and bring the kids along as they have some wonderful things for little people to learn as well as the big people in their lives. For anyone who likes the Victorian era or decorating... this is a major treat! Go,... More

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Flint, mi
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166 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I were on a fast-paced schedule (we visited several museums in one day because of our ASTC membership). We saw this place and walked around the perimeter and took some photos (no photography allowed inside).

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not much to add - you'll see rooms on two (of the three) floors of the house. Our tour guide presented things in a relaxed, conversational way. There are things about the house that the Friends organization just does not know, so they say so rather than making up some hokey story. Highlight for us (as for many) was the... More

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Santa Clara, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I had lived in Appleton my whole life and hadn't seen this museum. A visit home to see family provided the perfect excuse. Don't wait until you move away!

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