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Hearthstone Historic House Museum
Built in 1882, this stunning Victorian landmark is the first home in the world lit by a hydroelectric central station based on the Thomas A. Edison system. Guided tours of the museum offer a step back in time to the dawn of domestic electricity.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Wed: Closed. Thursday & Friday: 10am, Saturday: 11am, Sunday: 1pm. Tours are conducted every half hour with the last tour of the day beginning at 3:30pm.
Hearthstone is located at the corner of West Prospect Avenue and Memorial Drive in Appleton.
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