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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
920-730-8204
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Appleton
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100 reviews 100 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

What a great place to visit on a rainy or snowy day. Especially at Christmas, with it all decorated, beautiful! Go and enjoy.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have visited the Hearthstone many times. I love the building itself, and the "gift shop" has some fun interactive points of interetest before heading in to the house itself. The tour guides have always been very friendly and informative. Every time I come, I seem to have lots of questions and they answer them to the best of their... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you like touring historical homes don't miss this one. The design and architectural grace of this home is outstanding. Great way to spend a few hours.

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michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We visited the Heartstone Home on a Saturday afternoon. We parked on a side street and walked the block to the home, rang the bell and were admitted to the house. Our tour started in the library and continued thru the home. Of all the fireplaces the front sitting room was my favorite. The wood work in the home was... More

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Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent trees on display in the winter! Excellent tour and guide and very informative. We learned a lot about Appleton even though we have lived here our entire lives.

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Denmark
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

I loved the incredible detail of this historic house. Our guide brought us through most of the house and explained about every room. The only downside is that you don't get to see the entire house. I wish I could have seen it all, whether it was decorated or in shabby conditions I would want to see it anyway. It... More

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Hearthstone House has such beautiful wood work on the first floor. All the woodwork was hand carved in the 1880's, from floor to the 12 foot ceilings. There are also 9 hearths (fire places) in the house. Each one decorated with ceramic tiles of different themes. This is the first house in the world that had electric provided by... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I've been here twice now, once on the guided tour and once for just a quick walk around. I learned a lot during the guided tour and wish I could have seen more! It's got a lot of history and character and is an absolutely beautiful house. It's a bit pricey, but well worth a visit if you're interested in... More

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