Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Thursday — Friday — Saturday: First tour begins at 10:00 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.


On the days the Appleton public schools are closed due to inclement weather, Hearthstone will also be closed.

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

Victorian Christmas: 135 Years of Memories, Friday, Nov. 24 through Jan. 14

Adults: $10.00 during regular tour hours

Adults: $15 Friday evenings tours (no coupons or passes accepted for Friday evening tours)

Children (ages 5-17): $5.00

Members and Children under 5: Free for all tours

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Hands-On Hydro Adventure Center

Learn about electricity while trying these fun hands-on activities. Adults and children alike will be captivated by their ability to generate electricity from a water wheel.

Try using one of Edison’s light switches, or try to generate enough electricity to make our electric trolley model work. The Hearthstone Hydro Adventure center is a great place for discovery for kids of any age!

Gift Shop

Are you looking for something special and different? Then stop by the Hearthstone Historic House Museum gift shop for a gift for that special someone, especially if that someone is you!

Hearthstone T-Shirts

Hearthstone mugs

Engraved wood ornaments


Victorian themed books

And for the kids we have paper dolls

So if you are looking for a memento of your tour like a postcard or Hearthstone coffee mug or if you just need that special something for a friend, co-worker, hostess, spouse or yourself then step back in time and find everything you need at the Hearthstone Historic House museum gift shop.



Have fun in the Hydro-Adventure center in the basement of the museum, ride a high-wheel bike, generate electricity for Appleton and watch a video that tells how people in 1882 reacted to this amazing home.

Dont't forget to stop in the gift shop and pick up a souvenir of your visit to the first home in the world lit by a hydroelectic central station!

Contact Us:

920-730-8204 (phone)

920-730-8266 (fax)


Hearthstone Historic House Museum

625 W. Prospect

Appleton, WI



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