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.

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




General Admission

Adults: $8.00

Children (ages 5-17): $5.00

Children under 5: Free

Treasure Hunt Sale

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Mark August 18-20, 2016 on your calendars. A Treasure Hunt Sale will take place at Northland Mall on those days in the storefront where the annual AAUW book sale is held. Our wonderful volunteers set up and manage this event every year. Pick up some treasures for yourself, for a friend, or for your home. You never know what you will find. If you are more of a "cleaning-out" person than a "collecting" person, we welcome your gently-used donations: furniture, toys, tools, books, sporting goods, office and school supplies, DVDs, CDs, small electronics, puzzles, craft materials, purses, dishes, antiques, accessories, candles, kitchen wares, Christmas and other decorations, jewelry, household items, linens, gardening supplies, etc. These items can be dropped off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 15-17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mall. Use the entrance between Shopko and China Buffet. All proceeds benefit Hearthstone.

Volunteer Information Meeting

Volunteer On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. a volunteer information meeting will be held at Hearthstone, 625 W. Prospect Ave. (corner W. Prospect and S. Memorial Dr.) The is a great time of the year to join our group of dedicated volunteers. Fall is a busy time at Hearthstone with regular tours and preparations for Haunted Hearthstone and Victorian Christmas. Retirees, teens and in-betweens can find out the many ways to get involved. No need to RSVP, just show up! The meeting will last about an hour long. For more information email hearthvolunteer@att.net or call (920) 730-8204.

Vintage Victorian Dolls

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A new exhibit of vintage Victorian era dolls opened at Hearthstone on Thursday March 3, 2016.

Over 75 dolls are on display around the house. One highlight of the doll display is an exhibit about the Edison talking doll, introduced in 1890, which employed the first automatic record-playing mechanism.

The incredibly rare dolls are not included in the display, but visitors will be able to learn about the dolls and see a variety of photos. Featured is a doll (pictured) made between 1915 and 1925 by the Averill Manufacturing Company.

You are able to hear the voice of the doll, recorded in 1890. In 2015 employees at Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA, with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, created a digital audio files from the Edison cylinders. Here you can listen to the restored audio file. A young girl from 1890 recites “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and becomes one of the world’s first professional recording artists!


The exhibit runs through Sept. 25 and can be viewed as part of a Hearthstone tour.

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Contact Us:

920-730-8204 (phone)

920-730-8266 (fax)


Hearthstone Historic House Museum

P.O.Box 1777

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI


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