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114 Shakerag St, Mineral Point, WI 53565-1063
+1 608-987-2122
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Layers of history to explore

Besides the miners' history, there is the restoration history and restaurant history (that funded... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Bruce F
Morrow, Ohio
Wonderful tour guide at Pendarvis historical site!

The Pendarvis buildings were awesome ....gift shop....was first class with many historical... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Tucked away in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the restoration and preservation efforts of Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum, who saved a significant part of Wisconsin’s past.
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114 Shakerag St, Mineral Point, WI 53565-1063
+1 608-987-2122
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Besides the miners' history, there is the restoration history and restaurant history (that funded the restoration) to explore. When we arrived we were told we could wander at will for free using a guide book but we found that the $5 tour fee was well...More

Thank Bruce F
PendarvisStaff, Manager at Pendarvis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thanks for your feedback, Bruce! We're glad we had the opportunity to share this great story with you. We have exciting things coming to Pendarvis and hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Pendarvis buildings were awesome ....gift shop....was first class with many historical resources and a pertinent gift selection as well. The staff were very friendly and our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the historical site, and the whole Mineral Point area! The only downside...More

1  Thank nightjar102017
PendarvisStaff, Manager at Pendarvis, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us! We are working each day to address the issues that face every historic site, mainly restoration of older buildings and grounds care. As you may have noticed, not all of the buildings...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed the entire ShakeRag site in this area! We have attended art classes and stayed overnight as well. It is a short walk from the east end of historical downtown and very interesting scenes to observe as you browse about. Great old...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 2 October 2017

For $5, there's no reason why you shouldn't spend an hour or so at Pendarvis. Very interesting and informative tour, highlighting the history of Mineral Point and how Pendarvis is keeping it alive.

Thank meganisahippie
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We visited the site while we were on vacation in late August, 2017. As members of the Wisconsin Historical Society, we like to go to sites run by the organization. I believe this site could be a gem of the society, if they hadn't let...More

Thank Terry K
PendarvisStaff, Manager at Pendarvis, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you see the potential we do! We've done a lot of work in 2017 at Pendarvis, including refocusing the story we tell, and it is a continuous process. Major projects like building restoration and reinterpretation take time in...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to Mineral Point several times, but never made it to Pendarvis. This time we made it a priority. We found out when we got there that This summer they had a reduced entrance fee of $5 because they are rebuilding. We expected...More

1  Thank bookshel
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Pendarvis was a Cornish-language name given to one of the stone-based buildings built by miners across the street from the lead mines (later used as zinc mines) in Mineral Point. The first buildings were preserved by Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum, who restored the first...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Who knew this area of the state was so interesting and historical. In the evening we walked around Mineral Point and learned about early Wisconsin history. We went on the first Pendarvis tour of the day the next morning, this tour lasted 45 minutes. We've...More

1  Thank 0ut_and_About_Family
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Located in Mineral Point, Wisconsin Pendarvis provided a great tour and explanation of the settling of SW Wisconsin in the early 1800s. Our tour guide Kathy was knowledgeable and friendly and the one hour tour gave us a sense of the building construction, mining trade...More

1  Thank jessica1017
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...More

1  Thank StonerOP
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Kathy K
30 September 2016|
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Response from allen_schroeder608 | Property representative |
There will be guided tours every day through October 31.