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Corner of the Past Museum

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A little gem of a museum

We weren't sure what to expect when we came across this lovely restored family home and other... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
edwardsadrian39
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
Great Local History

If you're a history buff (as we are) then you will enjoy a trip out to Corner of the Past... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Chad J
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Jefferson, Wisconsin
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Immerse yourself in the unique history of Sister Bay. 15 galleries filled with artifacts, photo's, videos, and stories in 15 historically restored buildings, all from the Sister Bay area residents. Family fun crafts, butter making, wood crafts and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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10310 Fieldcrest Road, Highway 57 at Country Lane, 1 mi. S of downtown Sister Bay, Sister Bay, WI 54234
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We weren't sure what to expect when we came across this lovely restored family home and other buildings with many interesting artefacts. An exceptional and friendly curator welcomed us and she explained the historical background to the house and site. The old harmonium is still...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

If you're a history buff (as we are) then you will enjoy a trip out to Corner of the Past Museum. While it's small, there's a lot to see that will keep you engaged for 1-2 hours. The people we met were very passionate about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We enjoy visiting historical buildings and this was definitely worth a visit! It included 16 buildings that helped encapsulate the feel and history of the area. You are able to tour using a Discovery Pen which gives you a virtual tour that includes interesting and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We are always looking for historical sites and I was excited to read about this one in one of the brochures in the motel room. We went here on a hot summer day and enjoyed our visit. The docent in the farmhouse was very friendly....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Many Door County Visitors never leave the downtown areas of shops and restaurants. That's a mistake. Just outside of town, this little gem gives a real peek at the fascination history of the area. Walk through the old buildings and view fascinating artifacts of the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

The Museum has done a great job capturing the history of the area. Their collection and displays of the buildings and equipment from all over the area give you a special look at the past and the way of life of those who first settled...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Susan A, Public Relations Manager at Corner of the Past Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

We are very happy that you enjoyed the museum. Thank you.

Reviewed October 7, 2017

We started in main house with history and details. Then visited the other outbuildings that make up this historic collection of buildings, equipment and tools. Was enjoyable strolling around the grounds and seeing how people lived and worked years ago in Door county.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is a fascinating collection of buildings artifacts and furniture which we had the pleasure to look around today. The heavens opened and it rained torrents, but inside the content occupied us. Susie, the curator was a font of anecdotes and she even enabled us...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Susan A, Public Relations Manager at Corner of the Past Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Thank you for visiting us at Corner of the Past Museum. We strive to make all groups feel welcome and work to insure they are having a great time exploring history and Sister Bay in general. I will certainly share your comments with Susie, she...More

Reviewed June 8, 2017

We started in main house with history and details. Then visited the other 13 outbuildings that made up the rest of this historic and exciting museum area. Was fun to go back in time and see how people lived and worked during the hay day...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Susan A, Public Relations Manager at Corner of the Past Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Susie Smith, our lead Docent, the Board of Directors, and I are committed to providing an enjoyable and enlightening experience at the museum.

Reviewed November 18, 2016

While the buildings were not open to tour the inside, I enjoyed walking the grounds and taking pictures of the old homes and cabins. You can see the care people have taken in preserving these historic structures. I'll be back in the summer for sure...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Susan A, Public Relations Manager at Corner of the Past Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2016

We look forward to seeing you next season. The buildings/gallery's are filled with great historical artifacts, pictures, and stories of our pioneer settlers. Open Memorial Day - Mid-October.

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Mary Ellen, I am most apologetic for not getting back to you. For some reason I did not see the notification. I sincerely hope you got to visit us over Memorial Day Weekend, as that was opening day. We did FREE tours for... More
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