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Address: Intersection of Highways 26 and 59, Milton, WI
Phone Number: +1 608-868-7772
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Excellent tour!

We had never heard of this before, since we don't live in the area. But, when a Groupon became available, we decided to go, and are glad we did. The tour was very informative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sherry C
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Wadsworth
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Wadsworth
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never heard of this before, since we don't live in the area. But, when a Groupon became available, we decided to go, and are glad we did. The tour was very informative about the history of the house and the family who originally built it, and who was then very instrumental in the town. This house is certified... More 

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Dixon, Illinois
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Arrived about the time they were opening for the day. The lady at the desk donned gloves and asked us not to touch anything..only she could...and no pictures. She talked to us and led us around the old hotel and underground station for the escaping slaves for an hour. I would have followed and listened to her for another hour.... More 

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Thank catstheword
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is an historic building like many others I have toured. Plenty of old artifacts and a very knowledgeable guide added to our positive experience. The huge separating factor with this tour is that it is documented to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. An underground tunnel connects the main inn with an adjacent cabin, and visitors are... More 

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1 Thank Kelbel29
Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was built along the train tracks, built in 1837. It was and still is the only surviving house constructed of concrete from that era. The octagon shape of the house is still standing! Great history to be told here. this house also had another purpose, for harboring runaway slaves seeking freedom! Sadly the bounty was high, some rewards reaching... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

A great stop to get some good history of the Underground Railroad and the area. The inn has been maintained as authentically as possible, with little changing over the years in the main octagon and upper rooms. Work has been done and the updates are nice and will insure the building’s longevity. You can't walk through the tunnel in its... More 

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Santa Monica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

I never knew that the underground railroad went as far west as Wisconsin, my home state. I never knew that there were Seventh Day Baptists, and that they were involved in the anti-slavery movement. I never knew much about the early days of Wisconsin history. But now I do! Our group of six learned a great deal about a part... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We visited Milton House a couple months ago and had a good time learning the history behind the house itself and the underground railroad. Since it was the slow time of year for visitors in March they were nice enough to schedule a tour just for us. We would highly recommend for kids as an affordable educational experience or anyone... More 

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Thank David K
Milton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

A real gem with incredible historical significance. The only documented Wisconsin stop on the Underground Railroad, it features a tunnel between the inn and the pioneer cabin where escaped slaves hid between the two buildings. The inn is the oldest grout building in America, and its original owners founded the city of Milton and Milton College.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Interesting for history buffs like myself . Did t realize slaves were this far west .we toured with a black coup,e which made it very interesting .slavery may have been abolished in the late 1800's but predudice still exists .. Tour guide very knowledgeable and in no hurry to rush us through . Very eager to share his k owl... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Browsing the museum while waiting for the tour to start was very interesting in itself. Our tour was small with a very knowledgable guide. We received information on the how, why and who were the founders of the Milton House, the part this played in the Underground Railroad and the customs of hosting guests at the time. A tour of... More 

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