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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

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Address: Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI
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Hearthstone is SOOOOO interesting !

The Hearthstone is the most interesting and historical place to visit in Appleton. Hydroelectricity right here in Appleton. Who else knows why people say "turn" on the lights... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hearthstone is the most interesting and historical place to visit in Appleton. Hydroelectricity right here in Appleton. Who else knows why people say "turn" on the lights ??

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Menasha
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lady was informative and fairly friendly, but the visit dragged on too long, we perhaps needed a shorter version

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty, beautiful historical home. Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, Christine, had an endless amount of facts to share about the home, the history of the occupants and the tie to hydroelectric power. Restored painted ceilings, wood work, etc. is beautifully done. Hands on learning centers in the basement were interesting. They are in the process of restoring the kitchen... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife loves visiting mansion when we travel, so we stopped in here for the tour. The guide was fine, at times it was hard to understand her (she had a deep foreign accent). House was big, but only got to see some of it. They shown us three rooms downstairs and four rooms upstairs (all bed rooms, though you... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This house was the mansion of a mill owner who generated mufti electric power from the adjacent fox river. As a result, it was installed with original Edison fixtures and was one of the first buildings in the area electrified.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Dropped in for a great docent led tour. Original woodwork is beautiful, light fixtures are amazing. Hard to believe Appleton led the world is lighting innovation.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very interesting history attached to the house. The staff providing the guided tour were very knowledgeable about the property and it's history. Great place to spend an afternoon appreciating the craftsmanship of a bygone era.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Went due to rainy day, perfect choice. Tour guide was amazing and full of knowledge. House is full of history leaving you amazed.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The volunteer that gave us the guided tour was friendly, informative and accurate. The history was excellent. If we lived in the area, we would regularly have our book of the month meetings there. This is a historic home that continues to investigate to learn and share more history w the visitors.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I went with my mother who was visiting from overseas. We were incredibly impressed with all the history and detail here. It takes a little while but well worth it.

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