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Address: S43 W31575 Depot Rd, Lunt-Fontanne Program Center, Genesee Depot, WI 53127
Phone Number: (262) 968-4110
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Description: Ten Chimneys is the estate lovingly created by Broadway legends Alfred...
Ten Chimneys is the estate lovingly created by Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. With no ropes and nothing under glass, guests are treated to a VIP guided tour of a National Historic Landmark replete with original furnishings and overflowing with the romance of the 1930s and ’40s. “Every time I was visiting with the Lunts in Genesee Depot, I was in a sort of daze of wonder; the dining room, the table, the china, the silver, the food, the extraordinary care and beauty and taste…a sort of dream, a vision.”-Katharine Hepburn
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A Theater Lover's Paradise

If you care about the art, craft and history of legitimate theater, go see Ten Chimneys. In addition to the tour of the house, outbuildings and grounds, there is an excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Madison, Wi
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Madison, Wi
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you care about the art, craft and history of legitimate theater, go see Ten Chimneys. In addition to the tour of the house, outbuildings and grounds, there is an excellent exhibit that gives an insight into the process Lunt and Fontanne used to create the finest productions ever seen on the stage. The formal tour (required to see the... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ten Chimneys is an amazing place! (It was the home of theatre greats Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.). If you love theatre, you MUST see it. If you love old estates, you MUST see it. If you love a small and personalized tour, you MUST see it. The rooms are beautiful and full of The Lunts' personal items. The grounds... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Maybe we would have been more impressed if we had not been to historic plantations or homes like some of the other influential people of the past and previous century. The price of admission was out of proportion to the experience of the the tour. The docents were quite good friendly and well informed but I cannot recommend it if... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The tour itself was very interesting. The $35.00 per person entry fee was a bit steep, in my opinion. Also, you were not told that there would be a lot of walking and several flights of stairs, some quite steep, to maneuver. Two people in our group were not able to do the stairs, and had to wait for our... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Several friends and acquaintances had raved about their tours of Ten Chimneys. After all these years of living so near the historic home and passing the highway markers for it, I was glad to have the opportunity to visit. The famous actors' home has been very lovingly restored, and the volunteer tour guides are thoroughly versed in the Lunts' history.... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There is something for almost everyone to enjoy at Ten Chimneys whether you are a student or the Theatre, Art, Architecture or History. My recent visit to Ten Chimneys with two friends who had never been there was my third visit there and I have found one learns something new each time you visit. The tours are led by highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne's home where they stayed during summer, wintering in plays in New York. But the house, as modest as it is, is a welcoming sight. No pictures allowed in house, but outside is OK. Pleasant gift shop including books of the home and its owners. Several actors have come here to mentor aspiring actors (Alan Alda... More 

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Wis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I can see why Katherine Hepburn loved this place. It's so relaxing and it has the theater atmosphere. It's almost like being onstage yourself.

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Oconomowoc
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Many years ago I did some research on Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. I was never a big theater person, but I found myself wanting to know more than the books were giving me. I took my entire family out to Ten Chimneys in early Fall for a tour. We had an age range of 18 up to 65 and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A wonderful, warm and personal tour. Home is eclectic and not at all like many of the mansion tours. Home is modest, but extraordinary. Highly recommend it.

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