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“I love touring historic homes!”

Hearthstone Historic House Museum
Ranked #4 of 35 things to do in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
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New York City
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I love touring historic homes!”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

this was so interesting, a great tour of an important piece of our history - the guide was elegant and knowledgeable, and Hearthstone is one of the most beautifully restored houses I've toured. Dont miss it!

Visited April 2012
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Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“First Hydro-Powered Home, Lovely Interior”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

We recently toured Hearthstone with visiting relatives and were very impressed. The home itself is well-restored and furnished with period elements (donate more so they can continue!), and the educational exhibits in the lower level on electricity are excellent (donate more so they can maintain them!). You can even get on a Penny Farthing bicycle and pedal to generate power! We took children ages 6-14. Younger than that may not find it interesting. Do take the guided tour - the volunteers have a wealth of knowledge.

Visited November 2011
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Treasure”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

This house is so much more than just an historical home. It is an artifact of America's gilded age with all of the exuberance that went with the new fortunes being made at that time. It is easy to imagine the pride that went into making the elaborate details that flood over the visitor (and the original guests) of this time capsule. How the house survived in as much of it's original condition is a miracle and a tribute to those who had the good sense and/or lack of money to modernize this place. The house is grand but not 'over the top' and should be a must see for anyone in the area.

Visited March 2012
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Appleton, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beauty & history awaits”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

If you love Victorian's...than this is a building you must tour!

Visited September 2011
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Germantown, Wisconsin
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fasinating”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Well preserved
Woodworking and carving not see too often today
Tour guide knowledgeable and delightful

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Harvey N
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