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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Hearthstone Historic House Museum Admission
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The Hearthstone is a large, beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian Style home built in 1882 by Henry J. Rogers, Superintendent of the Appleton Paper and Pulp Mill. On September 30, 1882, Hearthstone was the first house in the world to be lit by...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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625 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-6042
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful old home with interesting details in tile and wood carvings, piped for gas fixtures when built with electric fixtures just in case electricity didn't work out, as it was a new concept! We were given a tour (just my daughter and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After years of living in the area, I finally toured the home. The guide was wonderful and the house is beautiful with interesting stories. I loved the interactive displays in the basement. Would highly recommend visiting!More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Thomas W, Public Relations Manager at Hearthstone Historic House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Dream- Thank you for the great review! We strive for excellence at Hearthstone, and are very happy when our guests can truly appreciate the art, architecture, culture, history, and innovation that Hearthstone portrays. We hope that you'll continue to share your experience with others...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently had my first visit here, and was very impressed with the guide who showed us around. It is a gorgeous mansion with lots of lovely historical tidbits that the guide was more than happy to answer questions about. I will definitely be going...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Thomas W, Public Relations Manager at Hearthstone Historic House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Relax- We are very happy that your experience was so satisfying. All those who volunteer here enjoy helping with the activities and programs we offer. There is much more happening at Hearthstone than most would expect. For instance, we are the Wisconsin affiliate for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth cost of admission to see this place. Thank you for preserving heritage. The Guides were very knowledgeable. Many hands on pieces in lower level to experience.More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ginas518
Thomas W, Public Relations Manager at Hearthstone Historic House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Gina- Thanks for the kind words. We take pride in the preservation of the history, culture, art, architecture and innovation at Hearthstone. Volunteers find great reward in helping with the many programs and events we offer. If you, or anyone you know would like...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

Interesting building and history. Easy walk from downtown, the Appleton History museum and The History Museum at the Castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Hearthstone Manor is a treasure and I can’t stop thinking about it! I loved everything about it, all the details from the moldings, fireplaces, floor plan etc...it’s stunning! I can tell that it is being lovingly maintained. The actors did a wonderful job re-inacting real...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denise M
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We visited here and thought it was a great old house and museum. The tour guide was wonderful. She had a lot of info and made the tour very fun and interesting. They had a little area for kids in the basement area that was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JennB99
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We learned so much about the lifestyles of the owners and what amenities were available/not available during that time in history. We certainly take electricity for granted!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank connieohanlon
Thomas W, Public Relations Manager at Hearthstone Historic House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Connie- Were very glad you enjoyed your visit to Hearthstone. We go our of our way to authenticate the experience for our guests with a true step back in time. We are very fortunate to have previous generations of owners that realized the necessity to...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Just got back from Appleton, WI which is just delightful! An unexpected treat was a tour of the Hearthstone Historic House built in 1782. This gracious Victorian homes has been lovingly restored to enlighten visitors as to life with newfound electricity! The craftsmanship in this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank saramac161
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Came across while traveling through Wisconsin. The tour was very informative and interesting. Very impressive!

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Date of experience: August 2018
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