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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
+1 920-730-8204
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Lovely for Christmastime!

If you've never been to the Hearthstone, it's worth a visit anytime, but if you are a local and can... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Combined Locks, Wisconsin
Wonderful as always

This house brings back so many wonderful memories and I love how they change it around and add... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Sara C
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Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
+1 920-730-8204
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

If you've never been to the Hearthstone, it's worth a visit anytime, but if you are a local and can choose when and take friends or family, I recommend going when the stately historic Victorian building is decorated for Christmas and had a small group...More

Thank AquatenniiaT
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This house brings back so many wonderful memories and I love how they change it around and add different details for every holiday. My grandpa used to do plumbing here so I feel a sense of pride as I walk through. Staff are great to...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 6 January 2016

They should turn this place into a B & B or apartments and get some actual use out of it...since its falling apart and they don't have funding to repair things. Ive visited a few times and the staff is not friendly - and they...More

2  Thank heidi D
Reviewed 18 December 2015

A great museum to take the kids or grandchildren. The first home with electricity! We have also gone around Christmas which was really cool.

Thank rjbhunter
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Just south of downtown Appleton is a beautiful house built in the late 1800's with a unique history. The house is the first private residence in the world to be lighted with electricity from a hydroelectric power plant. Original light fixtures, bulbs, and switches are...More

Thank timothy s
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We have visited this museum years ago. The site is very interesting and well preserved. The entire building is good to see how things were in the past. This is the first house in the area to have "wired" electricity. The tour guides are very...More

Reviewed 12 November 2015

Beautifully restored--first hydroelectric home in Appleton--Many rooms to explore and see and appreciate how the wealthy lived in the good old days--

Thank poetmaker
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This is a very neat place for a grade school children thru seniors. I think everytime I've been there, I see something new, or that I missed the last time!

Thank disney62
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

We came here for their Halloween tour. The house is beautiful and we enjoyed learning more about it. All staff is volunteer. It wasn't very "haunted", so this would be safe to take smaller children. The only downside was that we had two annoying patrons...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Not only is this a very historic place but it is beautiful. The old world charm & the friendly tour staff is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I took one of my piano students & we had a wonderful time.

Thank sue W
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