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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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Walk Back In Time--It Will Light Up Your Life

Beautifully restored--first hydroelectric home in Appleton--Many rooms to explore and see and appreciate how the wealthy lived in the good old days--

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Menasha, Wisconsin
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Menasha, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully restored--first hydroelectric home in Appleton--Many rooms to explore and see and appreciate how the wealthy lived in the good old days--

Thank poetmaker
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very neat place for a grade school children thru seniors. I think everytime I've been there, I see something new, or that I missed the last time!

Thank disney62
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77 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for their Halloween tour. The house is beautiful and we enjoyed learning more about it. All staff is volunteer. It wasn't very "haunted", so this would be safe to take smaller children. The only downside was that we had two annoying patrons in our tour group and I would have appreciated staff telling them to shut up... More 

Thank Amber B
Kimberly, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Not only is this a very historic place but it is beautiful. The old world charm & the friendly tour staff is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I took one of my piano students & we had a wonderful time.

Thank sue W
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful tour of this 19th century home. Hard to believe they had electricity in 1882! Even better, the original fixtures are still there. The woodwork is exquisite, amazingly detailed carvings, built-ins, paneling, ceilings, and floors in original condition. Furnishings and decor are true to the period, so cool to hear an old Edison recording in the 1st house... More 

Thank Becky W
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I contacted the docent of Hearthstone a few years ago to see about going for a visit after hours. He very generously obliged. A friend and I (both with mediumship skills) were able to feel and correctly identify (according to the docent) all kinds of activity! But don't worry, it's NOT a scary place! All that aside, it's an amazingly... More 

Thank MsLa61
Appleton, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a very interesting part of Appleton History. The home was the first house powered with hydroelectric power, so it has its place in history of electricity. After going on a golf trip in Michigan, and meeting an Edison salesman, Mr Rogers decided to have electricity put into the house and the paper rmill plant he ran. He apparently... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited 625 W Prosptect, known as Hearthstone, as part of our 'Appleton Old Third Ward Walking Tour' - aided by the free map and guide we had acquired earlier. We had not booked in advance and were impressed that we could swiftly join two others for a tour of the Victorian mansion - which was very interesting. The volunteer... More 

Thank Patrick O
San Mateo, California
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117 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This house is an amazing piece of history and is well worth a visit. It is open Thursday through Sunday and and is just off Memorial/Appleton and cannot be accessed from the Mill side due to road construction. The interior has some of the most beautiful woodwork and is a view into the lives of a wealthy family in the... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Tours are done by very knowledgeable volunteers. We went for a Christmas tour, and it was absolutely beautiful...loved learning about it's history and the families who had lived there.

Thank Jeanne N

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