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.


General Admission

Adults: $6.00

Senior Citizen/AAA Members: $5.00

Children (ages 5-17): $3.00

Children under 5: Free

Haunted Hearthstone and Victorian Christmas Tours

Adults: $7.00

Senior Citizen/AAA Members: $6.00

Children (ages 5-17): $4.00

Children under 5: Free

Art on the Town
chalk art Friday, August 15, is the next night of Art on the Town. The theme for the evening is Paint on the Town. Hearthstone will be among 22 venues in central Appleton participating in the celebration of the many forms of art. Join us from 6-9 p.m. on Friday August 15, 2014 at Hearthstone.
The artist who created this chalk art work will be at Hearthstone on Friday, August 15, 2014

Appleton Public Library Raymond Johnson Book Event

Raymond Johnson Was there a connection between the respected Appleton businessman Henry Rogers and the infamous Chicago serial killer? A Chicago area cop-turned-author thinks there was.
H. H. Holmes was a notorious American serial killer in 1890s Chicago. He confessed to 27 murders, of which nine were confirmed, and may have had dozens of additional victims. His story has been told in several books, including the 2003 best seller, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, by Erik Larsen.

After the Rogers family moved from Appleton to Chicago in 1893, Mr. Rogers was involved in business practice with an English gentleman named William Green. They ran the William Green & Co, which imported English Portland Cement. Johnson discovered that Green, who was likely one of Holmes many aliases, and Rogers were paying for office space at Holmes’ hotel, later referred to as the “murder castle.” Holmes carried out some of his gruesome murders in that Chicago building during the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Chicago author Raymond Johnson, a retired criminal investigator, discovered information about the connection between Rogers and Holmes while researching his latest book, Chicago History: The Stranger Side. Johnson will be in Appleton to talk about this interesting bit of history at the Appleton Public Library, Meeting Room C, on Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m. He’ll also sign copies of his book, which will be available for sale, with proceeds going to support Hearthstone Historic House Museum.

The public is invited to learn more about the business relationship between Henry Rogers and H. H. Holmes during Ray Johnson’s appearance at the Appleton Public Library.

Rummage Sale!

Rummage Hearthstone will again host a rummage sale, this year on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Save those gently used items you no longer need.

We need a wide variety of donations: furniture, household items, toys, books, electronics, sporting gear, antiques, dishes and kitchen supplies, decorative items, craft supplies, tools, purses, jewelry, holiday items, etc. Items should be in good, usable condition. And as always, the value of your donations can be included in your itemized tax deductions. Contact Hearthstone at (920) 730-8204 or email hearthvolunteer@att.net for information on how to donate. Proceeds from the sale will support the porches at Hearthstone. We appreciate your support!

Victorian Tea with Mrs. Rogers a Huge Success

Victorian tea

Mrs. Rogers was, of course, the perfect hostess at her latest Victorian Tea on May 4, 2014. The ladies dressed to the nines and posed for photos. As you can see, the 21st century ladies did not hold back in expressing their enjoyment. The 19th century ladies still enjoyed themselves, but kept their effusiveness to themselves in perfect Victorian style.

Flowered horn

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Hearthstone Historic House Museum

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI



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