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Hamilton Wood Type Museum & Printing Museum

1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241
(920) 794-6272
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Two Rivers
Type: Educational Sites, Museums
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is such a very interesting place. Well worth a stop if you are in the area. The guided tours are great but there is enough information displayed that walking it on your own is fine. This place would be of interest to so many different people: graphic designers, artists, craftsman, historians, machine enthusiasts, and printers (obviously!). You might get... More

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are interested in graphic design, you will find this museum to be quite interesting. They have lots of collections of wood type plus presses so you can see how printing was done back in the olden days. Hamilton also offers hands-on classes for people who want to really learn this technique as well as the annual Wayzgoose Type... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very interesting and friendly place. While some may benefit from a guided tour, I was pleased that they let me wander around at my own pace. Also cool to see how they are adapting to a new space. The shop is wonderful.

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Toronto, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I arrived when it opened at 10am, paid the $3 as a senior and was told I could wonder around but the tours are in the afternoon. I saw the many presses, furniture made by the company, the machines that can still make the wood printing type and different formats of wood type. As it wasn't explained in a tour... More

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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345 reviews 345 reviews
91 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This museum does not lead you through by the hand, but rather is a large collection of wood type face, historic printing equipment, and products manufactured by Hamilton Company over the decades laid out for you to enjoy. Photography is not only allowed but encouraged. It's a much larger museum than I expected and I want to go back when... More

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Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
89 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

this museum features the biggest collection of the wood-type in the world. Printers, graphic designers and other history buffs come here from all over the world. Wood-type printing is a dying art and this is quite a place to visit. The staff are very friendly and patient and the museum entry fee is rather inexpensive. If you are passing through... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I took one of their day long workshops, and fell in love with the museum, staff and letterpress. The drawers upon drawers of wood type blocks were a design geek's dream :) I loved it. Can't wait to make it back.

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Chicago
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

What a cool place! This museum is a history lesson on multiple levels and opportunity to see American ingenuity and pride under one roof. There are the thousands of wood letter blocks, the machinery, the museum pieces of all that Hamilton company once produced, and if you plan it right or get lucky (like we did) someone might just show... More

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washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We finally stopped into this little museum, across the street from the Washington House that we visit every summer. The director gave us an excellent tour of the museum and we learned much more than we would have on our own and appreciated it all the more. He pointed out that they hold seminars and recently they had the person... More

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Greenville, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

There was a lot to look at, but the real interest came when we questioned the volunteer about the Hamilton Company's history.

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