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Pendarvis

114 Shakerag St, Mineral Point, WI 53565-1063
+1 608-987-2122
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Wish We Had Been on a Tour

Pendarvis consists of old buldings that exist from the mining era. Unfortunately there were no... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
bunky36669
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Schaumburg, Illinois
Walk Through History

My sisters and I stopped at Pendarvis on a historical tour we were doing. We missed the guided... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
BnRadventures
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lead mining” (7 reviews)
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114 Shakerag St, Mineral Point, WI 53565-1063
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"wisconsin history"
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"lead mining"
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"interesting history"
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"gift shop"
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"great tour"
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"mines"
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"homes"
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"stone"
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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...More

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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...More

Thank BnRadventures
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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...More

Thank Margaret D
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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...More

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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...More

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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...More

Thank JesseWhite
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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...More

Thank William C
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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...More

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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...More

Thank Ashley F
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

The tour guide gave a nice oral history of Cornish miners and lead mining in the area. The buildings were a disappointment - they are neither all original nor authentic reproductions. So many add-ons and very little items/artifacts from the mining time. They have some...More

Thank lark77
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Pendarvis S, Staff at Pendarvis, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

You have identified some of the most basic challenges of social history sites. In trying to be true to the evolving nature of the life of common people, we have not chosen a single time period nor deconstructed the layers of change that happen in...More

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AMBROK
20 February 2018|
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Response from bookshel | Reviewed this property |
I would plan an hour for he tour. Depending on the how many questions people in the group ask. If it is a nice day, you may want to wander around the grounds on your own. Mineral Point is a cool town...i can easily... More
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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.
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