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

Victorian Spring Hat Workshop
Hearthstone's Victorian Spring Hat workshops will be held Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lower level exhibit room. We'll have a wide assortment of decorations and adornments for people to use to decorate a hat: ribbons, flowers, scarves, birds, beads, feathers, small toys, Easter-y items and other doodads. Visitors can either bring in their own hats to decorate or buy hats from our supply. The cost is $5 to decorate a hat a participant brings in, $10 to select a hat and decorate it.
These participants from last year not only had fun but also walked away with exquisite designs.

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Volunteer Orientation Volunteer

Our next volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10 - 11 a.m. at Hearthstone. Interested volunteers will receive information about volunteer opportunities available and will also get a brief tour of the house. This is a great way to get involved in preserving Appleton's treasure. Teens to retirees and in-betweens welcome. However, you don't need to wait until March 28th to volunteer. Hearthstone has an ongoing need for volunteers. Stop in during tour hours and fill out a volunteer form. Someone will contact you for a personal info meeting to inform you of the opportunities available to help preserve this amazing place. Call Hearthstone at 920-730-8204 if you have questions or email



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

Victorian High Tea, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. Hearthstone tea party

Join Cremora Rogers for the Victorian tradition of a high tea in Hearthstone's historic dining room. Visit with Mrs. Rogers while you enjoy drinking tea from fancy bone china cups. "Wee" open-faced sandwiches along with mixed fresh fruits and pastries with sauce or jam will also be served by Victorian housemaids.
Guests are invited to don the Victorian hats from the Hearthstone collection. A tour of the museum, with Mrs. Rodgers' housekeeper as your guide, is included with the ticket purchase. The tea is set in 1890, so the conversation and tour will revolve around 1890. Seating is limited and advanced purchase of tickets is required.
Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at Hearthstone during regular business hours: 10-4 Thurs. & Fri., 11-4 Sat. and 1-4 Sunday. To pay by credit card, call (920) 730-8204. Please include the name of each participant. Personalized Victorian calling cards will be made for all.

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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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