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
From May 11-October 31, open daily 10am-5pm (last tour begins at 4pm).
From Highway 151, at the eastern edge of Mineral Point, take the Shake Rag Street exit to Pendarvis.
State Historic Sign Site
- State Historic Site
- Early Industry
- Wisconsin History
- European Heritage
- Historic Homes
- Specialty Shop
One step over the city limit line into Mineral Point, billed by local leaders as the place “where Wisconsin began,” is all it takes to be whisked back to pre-statehood days. Read More