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Haunted Hearthstone!

Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Thursday — Friday — Saturday: First tour begins at 10 am

Sunday: First tour begins at 1 pm

Tours are conducted every half hour with the last tour of the day beginning at 3:30 pm

Hearthstone is closed Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

General Admission (Members and Children under 5 free)

Adults: $8.00

Children (ages 5-17): $5.00

Gothic Victorian Classics!

Fridays in October (October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017), 6-8 p.m.

Six spine-tingling gothic tales from the 1800s will be presented in various rooms throughout the Victorian mansion: Dracula, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, and works by Poe, H.G. Wells and Henry James.

Haunted Hearthstone tours present an overall spooky ambiance, which is more subtle and informational than a typical haunted house, where fright is the key goal. Hearthstone lends itself to such gatherings, as it’s old, dimly lit, has lots of nooks and crannies, is creaky in spots and is believed by some to actually be haunted.

Haunted Hearthstone has been a very popular event over the years, both scary and entertaining. The tours are family friendly and unlikely to badly scare anyone. Appropriate for age 8 and up.

Haunted Hearthstone tours will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in October: 6, 13, 20 27. Anyone arriving between those hours can get a tour. No reservations are required.

Admission is $10. No passes or discounts for this special event. All proceeds are used to support the operation and programming of the Museum.

The country's first hydroelectric central power station using the Edison system began its operation September 30, 1882. The generator was situated in the beater room of the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company. The three buildings that were lighted on that historic occasion were the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company owned by John Van Nortwick and run by Henry J. Rogers who owned the home on the bluff above, now known as Hearthstone, and Kimberly & Clark's Vulcan Paper Mill located nearby.

Only one other Edison central station existed in the nation. Thomas Edison's steam powered Pearl Street Station in New York City began its operation September 4, 1882. It lit several businesses in the Wall Street area. Read more

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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

P.O.Box 1777

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI 54912-1777


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