Hearthstone Historic House Museum



Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Thursday — Friday: First tour begins at 10:00 am

Saturday: First tour begins at 11:00 am

Sunday: First tour begins at 1:00 pm

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

Evening tours are available during Haunted Hearthstone and Victorian Christmas or by appointment. Hearthstone is closed Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day.


Adults: $8.00

Senior Citizen/AAA Members: $7.00

Children (ages 5-17): $5.00

Children with AAA adult $4.50

Children under 5: Free

Ice Cream Social

Wookey ice cream In Appleton in the 1890s you would have gotten your ice cream at S. H. Wookey's Restaurant and Confectionary, located where City Center is now. On Sunday, June 28, from 4-5:30 p.m. you can get some ice cream at Hearthstone. This free ice cream social on the grounds of Hearthstone will also feature the barbershop quartet “One Button Short," punch and old fashioned activities for the youngsters.
If you can't join us, we are providing for you a recipe for ice cream from the April, 1847 issue of The Prairie Farmer. As it says in the article, the editors make no assumptions about how much their readers know about making ice cream. Enjoy!

Edison Appliances Exhibit

A fascinating display of early Edison electric appliances will be on exhibit at the Hearthstone from April 2 through September 30, 2015.
Edison Appliances Emancipate the Women of America exemplifies Edison’s goal of freeing women from the drudgery of daily housekeeping chores. Edison predicted that “Electricity will do practically all the manual work about the home.”
The display is compliments of Robin and Joan Rolfs, authors and Edison historians: http://my.athenet.net/~nipper/page3.html .

Edison toasters


Edison coffee sets

coffee set

The Rolfs' Edison talking dolls were featured in the May 4, 2015 New York Times:
Ghostly Voices From Thomas Edison’s Dolls Can Now Be Heard, and on National Public Radio (May 5, 2015.)

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Contact Us:

920-730-8204 (phone)

920-730-8266 (fax)


Hearthstone Historic House Museum

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI



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