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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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Historic Place - enjoyed learning

The volunteer that gave us the guided tour was friendly, informative and accurate. The history was excellent. If we lived in the area, we would regularly have our book of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
BridgTom
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteer that gave us the guided tour was friendly, informative and accurate. The history was excellent. If we lived in the area, we would regularly have our book of the month meetings there. This is a historic home that continues to investigate to learn and share more history w the visitors.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my mother who was visiting from overseas. We were incredibly impressed with all the history and detail here. It takes a little while but well worth it.

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Thank Michael P
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Was very cool to visit the first house with hydro powered electricity, the kitchen is now being restored, cant wait to see it finished, excellent history

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Little Chute, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

What a gem this museum is! I have been there three times, one which included a "tea". The tour guide actually dressed up as the original owner's spouse and enacted with us. She answered questions, poured tea and was genuinely engaging- - a real delight! Another male tour guide shared with us his experience with ghosts in the house as... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Visit the Hearthstone...it is a fine experience .Learn facts which are very possibly "new knowledge"

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a lovely Victorian home that is a pleasure to tour. Plan more time for your visit since the tour group before you could take a while and you have to wait for them to clear before you can go on. One of the guides is a lovely gentleman who has been connected with the house for 30 years.... More 

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1 Thank dmannrivers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed our tour of the Hearthstone. (We both love museums and history) Our tour guide was very engaging and we liked the interactive exhibits in the basement. Just make sure to bring cash for the admission fee!

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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

If you've never been to the Hearthstone, it's worth a visit anytime, but if you are a local and can choose when and take friends or family, I recommend going when the stately historic Victorian building is decorated for Christmas and had a small group of musicians playing in the background! As others have doubtless mentioned the hydroelectricity that powered... More 

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Thank AquatenniiaT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

This house brings back so many wonderful memories and I love how they change it around and add different details for every holiday. My grandpa used to do plumbing here so I feel a sense of pride as I walk through. Staff are great to answer questions or just let you walk and look on your own

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Thank Sara C
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

They should turn this place into a B & B or apartments and get some actual use out of it...since its falling apart and they don't have funding to repair things. Ive visited a few times and the staff is not friendly - and they are constantly following you like a child ....sickening.... since were in our 40s and this... More 

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