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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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A nice Christmas event

Although I was born and raised in Appleton I had never been to the Hearthstone so when my granddaughter was with us for a few days over vacation we took a break from shopping to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Although I was born and raised in Appleton I had never been to the Hearthstone so when my granddaughter was with us for a few days over vacation we took a break from shopping to tour the museum. We all enjoyed the tour, the docent was very knowledgeable and knowing the mansion is maintained by all volunteers is amazing. The... More 

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It is a significant historic building, being the first powered by hydroelectric. Beyond that it is a gorgeous 1800's home, with period correct furnishings. The docents were very knowledgeable. It is especially beautiful decorated for the holidays. Photography is allowed. It is not handicapped friendly.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have walked past this house many times but never stopped to visit until last night where I toured "Victorian Christmas at Hearthstone." The house itself was very beautiful, but to see it decorated for a Victorian Christmas was breathtaking. I especially enjoyed the history of the house as presented by Christine, a very knowledgeable volunteer. If you have a... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was a home built by a weathy family in the 1800's. The first to have hydro electric lights in the home. I was the for a Christmas Tea, which was wonderful and very authentic. I would recommend going for Christmas, the decorations are fantastic and the guides are in period clothing.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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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46 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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104 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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276 helpful votes 276 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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55 attraction reviews
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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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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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