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Address: 114 Shakerag St, Mineral Point, WI 53565-1063
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+1 608-987-2122

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This site is awesome, but I did not enjoy the self-guided part of it. They gave me a booklet to read, but the articles were so long I didn't feel like taking the time to read it... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
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Oak Park, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Pendarvis is a great couple hour stop, a terrific way to help preserve history and an opportunity to marvel at what one couple can accomplish through their love of "home" and determination. This historic site gives one an opportunity to learn more about Wisconsin and how this area was founded. Well worth a stop!!!

Thank StonerOP
Schaumburg, Illinois
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347 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Pendarvis consists of old buldings that exist from the mining era. Unfortunately there were no tours being given, so we just walked around the property and looked at the outside of each structure. The self guided tour booklet gave a little information, but I would have enjoyed learning more on a guided tour.

Thank bunky36669
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107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My sisters and I stopped at Pendarvis on a historical tour we were doing. We missed the guided tour, but took their booklet and did a self-guided tour. I think you probably would get more out of Pendarvis on the guided tour because we walked through the buildings fairly quickly as their wasn't much to see or read in them.... More 

Thank BnRadventures
Saint Francis, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I went there with my friend. She had never been there before, I had. It is not a large site, quite small actually. But it has many steps, and uneven stone walk ways. I require a walker for any distance and was therefore unable to see much of the site. Is it a must see? No.

Thank Margaret D
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108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Pendarvis is a tour through several buildings from the lead mining era that gave Mineral Point its name. The docents are thoughtful and well informed and the buildings well-maintained and authentic. I recommend the tour but caution that it involves a lot of stairs both inside and outside between buildings. One member of our group couldn't go on the tour... More 

Thank Press-on-regardless
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82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This site is awesome, but I did not enjoy the self-guided part of it. They gave me a booklet to read, but the articles were so long I didn't feel like taking the time to read it. The buildings were well maintained, but I think it's a one time visit.

Thank sarahnicole691
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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572 reviews
289 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I visited Pendarvis after a morning visit to the First State Capital. Since we are History Society Members, we got in for free and enjoyed a self guided tour of the property. I learned a bit about the history of the mine and its' people, if you're interested in that, this is the place to visit.

Thank JesseWhite
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Guided tour of the Miners homes of mineral point cost of the tour was $10.00 per person the tour was about an hour fifteen minutes long not a good tour for the handicapped lots of stairs flagstone walkways .very informative about the mining of the area .

Thank William C
Madison, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This site, managed by the Wisconsin Historical Society, is a collection of early-mid 19th century restored limestone cottages. The very thorough tour covered the history of the area, the lead mining which first brought it prosperity--photos and tools show us how the miners lived and worked. The tour also covers the restoration done through the efforts of two extraordinary men,... More 

Thank Moyshekapoyer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Pendarvis is a remarkable historic site that is well worth a visit. We did the self guided tour with took approximately an hour. The admission price was reasonable and as a history buff this was a great way to spend an afternoon. The site consists of multiple restored building from the original Cornish settlers of Mineral Point. Also we took... More 

Thank Ashley F

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