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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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Turn of Century Broadway Stars Historical Journey

The Lunt's Home is very creative and sort of reminds me of a children's fantasy tour. They were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jerry B
Branson, Missouri

The two hour docent-guided tour was so interesting! We were able to get a peek at a bygone era of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Carlos, California
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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
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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S43 W31575 Depot Rd, Lunt-Fontanne Program Center, Genesee Depot, WI 53127
+1 262-968-4110
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 12 July 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

1  Thank Denise A
Reviewed 27 June 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

Thank dmkrusito
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We visited Ten Chimneys as part of a trip to the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. The site includes the main house, two cottages and several outbuildings and access is by guided tour (we made reservations in advance). The docents were excellent, well-informed and happy...More

Thank Windy_City880
Reviewed 18 February 2017

When you visit the main house it is just like the Lunt's went out for dinner and never returned. Everything is just like they left it with all the original furniture, pictures, china and decorations. The detailing of the wall art is just beautiful. I...More

1  Thank 1glp
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The tour of this amazing place I had been curious about for years was wonderful. Full of history, romance, culture, and art! Such an amazing couple who found solace in Wisconsin! This is a gem of a tour and so unique! I'm glad they chose...More

Thank Vixen322
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Worth every cent! My bride and I visited on our honeymoon just because we needed to pass a few hours, but this place was stunning! The couple's story and personalities could hardly be more wonderful. Their house, and its stories, are sweet and impressive. And...More

Thank calebb49
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable anniversary by going to Ten Chimneys near Waukesha, Wisconsin, and taking this tour, both inside and outside tours! This was a step back in time, with knowledgeable tour guides who answered our every question. If you have an...More

Thank walnutgrove322
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in and did a tour whilst driving from Madison to Milwaukee. We had no idea who Alfred and Lynn were. Our tour guides we good at explaining it. House was quirky and ground were pretty. I think this place would be great if...More

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