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

Open daily 10am-5pm: May 7-Oct 31, 2014 (last tour begins at 4pm).


From Highway 151, at the eastern edge of Mineral Point, take the Shake Rag Street exit to Pendarvis.

History/Heritage Type

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

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical

Shopping Type

  • Specialty Shop

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes