Pendarvis traces its beginnings to Wisconsin's territorial lead-mining heyday during the 1840s and '50s, when many immigrant Cornish miners settled in Mineral Point to work the mines. What remains today is a collection of stone and stone-and-log cottages built by these immigrants in the tradition of their native Cornwall. Nearby is a former mine site and a 43-acre restored prairie.

Hours of Operation

Pendarvis is open daily May 27-October 15, 2017 from 10am to 4pm.


Pendarvis is located on Shake Rag Street in Mineral Point. Mineral Point is located on US-151, just south of US-18.

Shopping Type

  • Specialty Shop

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

History/Heritage Type

  • State Historic Site
  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History
  • European Heritage
  • Historic Homes

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical