Hearthstone Historic House Museum Admission Ticket

Hearthstone Historic House Museum Admission Ticket

The Hearthstone is a large, beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian Style home built in 1882 by Henry J. Rogers, Superintendent of the Appleton Paper and Pulp Mill. On September 30, 1882, Hearthstone was the first house in the world to be lit by an Edison central hydroelectric power station. The house retains many unique, genuine features, including the original Thomas Edison electroliers and light switches.

Visit: Hearthstone Historic House Museum, 625 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-6042

Appleton, Wisconsin was one of the first three cities in the world to be lit by an Edison central power station, the other two being New York and London. This was all due to Henry J. Rogers, who decided to invest in Edison’s power station in order to light two paper mills and his home.

Since it became a museum in 1987, Hearthstone’s focus is to preserve the house and its artifacts to re-create a historical experience based on its Thomas A. Edison heritage for the cultural enjoyment and educational benefit of the public through its many exhibits and programs.

Guided tours through Hearthstone are offered as well as a chance to explore the various educational exhibits. All tours are guided by trained docents who discuss the history of the house, its unique place in history, its architecture, and the families who have lived there for over 100 years.

The exhibits you'll see are dedicated to Edison, his inventive legacy, electricity, and the history of hydroelectricity at the Hearthstone.

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"The first floor and lower level of the mansion are wheelchair accessible via an electric lift. The only means of access to the second floor are stairs, due to the historic nature of the mansion."
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: null
Duration: 1 To 2 Hours
Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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