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114 Shakerag St, Mineral Point, WI 53565-1063
+1 608-987-2122
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Must See in Mineral Point!

For $5, there's no reason why you shouldn't spend an hour or so at Pendarvis. Very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wonderful site - WHS benign neglect

We visited the site while we were on vacation in late August, 2017. As members of the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Terry K
New Berlin, 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 weeks ago

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.

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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
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
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

1  Thank bunky36669
Reviewed 3 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
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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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.