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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

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Address: Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
Phone Number: +1 920-730-8204
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Thornton, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles 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. They shown us three rooms downstairs and four rooms upstairs (all bed rooms, though you... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Dropped in for a great docent led tour. Original woodwork is beautiful, light fixtures are amazing. Hard to believe Appleton led the world is lighting innovation.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very interesting history attached to the house. The staff providing the guided tour were very knowledgeable about the property and it's history. Great place to spend an afternoon appreciating the craftsmanship of a bygone era.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Went due to rainy day, perfect choice. Tour guide was amazing and full of knowledge. House is full of history leaving you amazed.

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Thank freedombychoice
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The volunteer that gave us the guided tour was friendly, informative and accurate. The history was excellent. If we lived in the area, we would regularly have our book of the month meetings there. This is a historic home that continues to investigate to learn and share more history w the visitors.

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Thank BridgTom
Appleton, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I went with my mother who was visiting from overseas. We were incredibly impressed with all the history and detail here. It takes a little while but well worth it.

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Thank Michael P
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Was very cool to visit the first house with hydro powered electricity, the kitchen is now being restored, cant wait to see it finished, excellent history

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Little Chute, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

What a gem this museum is! I have been there three times, one which included a "tea". The tour guide actually dressed up as the original owner's spouse and enacted with us. She answered questions, poured tea and was genuinely engaging- - a real delight! Another male tour guide shared with us his experience with ghosts in the house as... More 

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Thank Karen K
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Visit the Hearthstone...it is a fine experience .Learn facts which are very possibly "new knowledge"

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