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Yawkey House Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Lots of fun but leave young ones at home

I came when part of the museum was closed for revamping. My 7 year old liked the outdoor part but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Lumber Baron's home; now a museum

The docents who conduct the tours are well versed on the history of the Yawkey family, the home... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Jeffrey K
Wausau, Wisconsin
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Stunning details and a commitment to quality are evident in both the interior and exterior of the Yawkey House Museum. The exterior showcases Classical Revival architecture with stately lines and original decorative elements, and also includes a...more
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410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI 54403-4745
+1 715-842-5750
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I came when part of the museum was closed for revamping. My 7 year old liked the outdoor part but was restless inside. I don't allow electronics for these type of activities, but she was not impressed with the bird section. I very much enjoyed...More

Thank CheriB230
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The docents who conduct the tours are well versed on the history of the Yawkey family, the home they built which was later added onto by a famous architect, and numerous historical/cultural features associated with the period. The docent on the tour that we took...More

Thank Jeffrey K
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This home is a stunning architectural gem! The attention to every detail in this home is exquisite. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and made for a wonderful experience.

Thank jubileesmiles2
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We have toured many old mansions and they usually have been recreated to be period. This one still has all the family's actual original pieces in place, including china, collections, books, furniture, paintings. Very interesting architecture and a knowledgeable guide with lots of anecdotes. Tour...More

Thank RMJ H
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Great solo tour by the curator. I had the same tour last year but missed a lot of the history and architecture. If you want the history of Wisconsin /wausau this is the place. The architecture,woodwork,furnishings etc are all amazing! A must see! Kathe

Thank Kathleen1abbott
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Take the guided tour by checking in at the Woodson Wausau historical museum across the street. Couples well with a stay at the Stewart Inn a few blocks away. In fact the museum across the street was also a George Mayer prairie style home. $7...More

1  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My first visit since it was restored in 2008 and it was incredible! The Houses in Bloom event was just the icing on the cake! To see fresh flowers everywhere in this beautiful home brought it right to life! The house is an exceptional tour...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you like learning the history of an area, this is a must see in Wausau. Furnished in the period, you can imagine what life was like there. Beautiful, unique features. If you have a large group I recommend splitting into smaller groups so you...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We visit this museum at least four or five times a year. It's the perfect size and the exhibits are always excellent. Some are educational; some are fun. It's free and the staff is most helpful.

Thank polkaJoe
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Beautifully restored home managed by Marathon County Historical Society. Our tour was led by volunteer of 54 years - full of local information and stories

Thank schneidkathy
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Janice C
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Guided tours of the Yawkey House Museum cost $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+) and $5 for students. Free for children under 6 and for members. A family membership costs $50 and you get invited to an annual dinner, members... More