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.




Special Event, A Dickens Christmas

Adults: $10.00

Children 5-17: $5.00

Members and Children under 5: Free

Special Event,
Friday Evening A Dickens Christmas

Adults: $12.00

Children 5-17: $5.00

Members and Children under 5: Free

A Dickens Christmas

Dickens Christmas

Hearthstone photo by Paul Eldridge of Haven Paul Photography

A glimpse of 1840s England will be on display during A Dickens Christmas tours at Hearthstone. The grand Victorian house will be decorated to depict various settings from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Ebenezer’s stark office, the festive home of the Fezziwigs, the abundance of the Ghost of Christmas Present, etc. Other rooms will illustrate Victorian Christmas traditions.

The tours begin on Friday, Nov. 25, and continue through Jan. 15 during regular tour hours: Thursday and Friday—10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday—11 a.m. to 3:30 pm. and Sunday—1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-17, and free for Hearthstone members and children under 5.

Dickens Christmas

Special Friday evening tours in December will feature live music, costumed docents, and will emphasize the ambiance of the Christmas lights. The evening tours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Admission for the evening tours is $12 for adults, $5 for children 5-17, and free for Hearthstone members and children under 5.

No advance tickets or reservations are needed. Everyone who arrives at Hearthstone any time between 6 and 8 p.m. on Fridays in December will be able to tour the house and see the Dickens Christmas decorations.

Schedule of live music Friday evenings in December:

Friday, December 2: Laurel Marchinowski on hammer dulcimer followed by the Fox Valley Flute Choir

Friday, December 9: Childbloom Guitar Studio (classical guitar)

Friday, December 16: Happy Hearthstone Holiday Horns (French horn quartet)

Friday, December 23: Small Ensemble from New Horizons Band, followed by some of Hearthstone's very own volunteers on piano and strings

Friday. December 30: Harpist Sophia Mast, followed by soprano Erin Bryan and friends

This year Hearthstone is offering special Christmas ornaments for sale for only $7 during A Dickens Christmas. These high quality porcelain ornaments are 2.875" in diameter and can be purchased at Hearthstone during regular hours and also during December’s special Friday evening tours. Each ornament comes with a red ribbon for hanging and a includes a gift pouch.

Dickens Christmas

Because of a generous sponsorship by Fox Communities Credit Union, 100% of the proceeds goes toward supporting Hearthstone. Stop by and get a memorable gift for someone, and purchase one for yourself!

Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim

I will honor Christmas

Fezziwig's ornament

God bless us every one!

Dickens characters in text

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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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