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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
920-730-8204
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Appleton
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Apr 14, 2014
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Hortonville, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The kids enjoy the hands on activities in the basement. The rooms are well done and the tour is engaging and very interesting. Historically, this is a wonderful landmark for Appleton. Very nice.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Hearthstone is a beautiful visit. It's history is unique and the restoration awesome. We had the pleasure of a volunteer's tour and this only added to my appreciation. Our visit was in the Christmas season and they had the festive decor for the historic era. If you enjoy gentle time without crowding, this a wonderful place to be.

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Rio Rancho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This house is wonderful to visit, I loved going through each room and imagined how people lived there. The history is amazing and I learned a lot. The docents were friendly and well informed. I recommend visiting this magnificent house/museum.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The house is the first in the world electrically lit by Edisons Hydroelectric power. As I said in the title, I am biased because I volunteer at the house. There is NO paid staff or board. The house is supported by volunteers only. Built in 1882 one of its most amazing attributes is the lovely lovely wood carving in every... More

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