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Ten Chimneys

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Amazing property and tour

So much enjoyed visiting this historically rich property. The docent was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2019
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Worth the money? Yes!

A phenomenal tour of the Lundt Fontanne estate! We took the full tour of the grounds and main... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Tim K
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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...more
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S43 W31575 Depot Rd, Lunt-Fontanne Program Center, Genesee Depot, WI 53127
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

So much enjoyed visiting this historically rich property. The docent was very knowledgeable and passionate about the property. Until visiting I never had much of an understanding of the Fontanne and Lunt history. Consider combing with breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Vittles & Vine,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tharrigan
Reviewed December 2, 2018

If you have to see this place, then by all means. If you are just a tourist passing the town or visiting the nearby town and wonder where you can see, be aware that this tour takes more than 2 hours. I don't mean the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yi N
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

A phenomenal tour of the Lundt Fontanne estate! We took the full tour of the grounds and main house. Knowledgeable docents and a faithfully restored grand estate. It was amazing to see how two of the biggest Broadway stars of all time retreated to this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim K
Reviewed October 15, 2018

My wife and I have driven through the area, passing the signs, for years and years, saying :we ought to find out what that Ten Chimneys is all about, someday". Well, someday finally came on a beautiful Fall day in October. Honestly, we really didn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

The visitor centre in Lake Geneva said it was worthwhile a visit but possibly ring in advance for a tour time, which I did. It was easy to find with the sat nav instructions and a sign at a junction of the road. Your first...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lesley g
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Called to make a reservation two days in advance for a Sunday tour and there were three time slots available. A quick 30 minute drive from Milwaukee (94 West, 83 South). Lots of restaurants in the Genesee Depot area to eat before/after. Easy to find...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christine S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Ten Chimneys is a hidden gem in the heart of Wisconsin. It is a wonderful house and estate frozen in time. The visit was so much more interesting than I thought it was going to be. I knew very little about Lunt and Fontanne before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sendall
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

What a fun and unexpected tour. We were visiting friends, in Hartford, Wisconsin, who suggested this tour. I had heard of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and knew they were actors and A broadway theater is named after them. We had a great guide for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LeeMahwah
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We live in the area and always drive by the brown sign that says 10 Chimneys....it’s been on our bucket list. It’s did not disappoint. Our tour group was a little bigger than the normal, 12. We had tour guides that were knowledgeable and funny....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sejandmjj
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here during a recent “best of Wisconsin architecture “ visit and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We opted for the 2 hour home/gardens/studio tour. Our tour group was small (6 of us total) and our docent extremely knowledgeable. If you love theater/historical daily life/retro, this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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September 2, 2017|
Response from dmkrusito | Reviewed this property |
Tours are available Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am-2:45pm and Sunday, 12:00pm-2:45pm. Reservations are recommended. 35 $ for full estate tour m, 28 $ for just the house tour. Would recommend the full tour.
March 24, 2017|
Response from tenchimneys |
Ten Chimneys 2017 tour season runs May 14th through December 3rd, Tuesdays - Sundays. The Full Estate Tour (2-hour docent-led tour) is $35 per person and the Main House Tour (1.5-hour docent-led tour) is $28 per person.
June 15, 2015|
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Response from lesley g | Reviewed this property |
definitly pay for the full tour, the summer house is worthwhile the extra time.