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Ten Chimneys

S43 W31575 Depot Rd, Lunt-Fontanne Program Center, Genesee Depot, WI 53127
+1 262-968-4110
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Had been wanting to tour for years

We live in the area and always drive by the brown sign that says 10 Chimneys....it’s been on our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sejandmjj
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Go see this!

We stopped here during a recent “best of Wisconsin architecture “ visit and thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dorothy C
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Highland Park, Illinois
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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 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
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the main house” (14 reviews)
“gift shop” (11 reviews)
“their lives” (4 reviews)
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S43 W31575 Depot Rd, Lunt-Fontanne Program Center, Genesee Depot, WI 53127
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Dorothy C
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

I was in the area with a friend who was attending a conference. I was out driving around and came across this historical site. What a lovely find. The tour begins at the Conference Center across the road. It offered a short film and a...More

Thank Carole M
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

If you enjoy history and theatre, there couldn't be a more intriguing place to visit. Everything here is absolutely pristine. A step back in time.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

I had wanted to go to Ten Chimneys for years, and with a friend who is an artist, we looked at each other on a Sunday and said, Let's go on Tuesday! And we did. It was a hot July day, but we didn't care....More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to learn more about Ten Chimneys. It is rich in history of the theater world. It would be nice if they aired out the buildings a little bit more. I would definitely recommend a visit to Ten Chimneys!

Thank PhilnKathy
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

The Lunt's Home is very creative and sort of reminds me of a children's fantasy tour. They were eccentric as well as surprisingly down in earth. Kind of reminds me of the Hearst Castle in Calif where the Hearst Family hosted notables on their estate...More

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

The two hour docent-guided tour was so interesting! We were able to get a peek at a bygone era of theater history. The structures and grounds are lovely. The main house is beautiful and is an excellent example of attention to detail. It is stunning.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

I loved my tour through Ten Chimneys, though I will admit it's not for everyone. I had no idea who Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt were, but their story and the story of the home they built together was romantic and interesting. There is a...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2017

Ten Chimneys is a beautiful set of buildings, in a gorgeous part of Wisconsin. During the tour, you really got a sense of how Alfred & Lynn lived, & worked, & why they chose this area, for their summer retreat. Their life story is fascinating,...More

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Deller D
September 2, 2017|
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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.
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charles547
March 24, 2017|
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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.
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nhigdon
June 15, 2015|
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Yes! It is about an extra half hour and you see the grounds, gardens, and inside two additional buildings.
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