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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
+1 920-730-8204
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BEST experience!

I arrived a bit before 10 and was allowed to enter. I was by myself and so it was just my docent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Westcliffe, Colorado
One of those treasures, hidden in plainsight!

Don't keep passing this place by! Take the time, hear the stories, and appreciate your history... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Maggie L
Appleton, Wisconsin
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Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
+1 920-730-8204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived a bit before 10 and was allowed to enter. I was by myself and so it was just my docent and myself. Judy is a GEM! she is so very knowledgeable and we had a delightful time together. I asked questions and she...More

Thank mountainswans
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Don't keep passing this place by! Take the time, hear the stories, and appreciate your history Appleton! It's amazing for us to re-visit Wisconsin in the late 1800s, and even better for our children to see. Amazing craftsmanship, great tour guides, beautiful views - relive...More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Your admission gets you a very detailed, tour of the first hydroelectric powered house, build in the 1880's. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. The tour takes over 90 minutes and is very comprehensive; great for history buffs, but could be a little long for...More

1  Thank Shambeau
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

For those of you looking for a rehearsal dinner or an intimate wedding venue, Hearthstone is the perfect place. It has been remodeled in the period and is absolutely gorgeous! The small kitchen has also been remodeled and is perfect for your caterer to stage...More

1  Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The first home in the world to be light by Edison hydro-electricity. The home is a well preserved example of life in the late 19th century, with many of the original electroliers and switches still in operation.

1  Thank Virginia D
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Hearthstone is the most interesting and historical place to visit in Appleton. Hydroelectricity right here in Appleton. Who else knows why people say "turn" on the lights ??

1  Thank Q4121BLjulief
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The lady was informative and fairly friendly, but the visit dragged on too long, we perhaps needed a shorter version

1  Thank DisplacedMenasha
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very pretty, beautiful historical home. Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, Christine, had an endless amount of facts to share about the home, the history of the occupants and the tie to hydroelectric power. Restored painted ceilings, wood work, etc. is beautifully done. Hands on learning...More

1  Thank bigsei
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife loves visiting mansion when we travel, so we stopped in here for the tour. The guide was fine, at times it was hard to understand her (she had a deep foreign accent). House was big, but only got to see some of it....More

Thank jerry c
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This house was the mansion of a mill owner who generated mufti electric power from the adjacent fox river. As a result, it was installed with original Edison fixtures and was one of the first buildings in the area electrified.

Thank David M
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