A walk down Mineral Point streets evokes a stroll through a Cornish village. Miners from Cornwall, England were among the first to settle here. Their homes and businesses, crafted of stone, have been carefully restored, with many buildings pre-dating statehood. The city’s historic district includes early architecture of the Midwest including the Railroad Museum - the oldest depot in Wisconsin built in 1856 . Today you find artists and artisans in studios and galleries, along with antique and specialty shops.
Max Fernekes’ Mineral Point, 1940 and Now
May 01 - October 31
Max Magius Fernekes (1905-1984) first came to Mineral Point, Wisconsin in the mid-1930s to record with his pencil some of the decaying century-old buildings...
Jammin' on the Porch
The Mineral Point Historical Society’s Jammin’ on the Porch season will continue this summer at the Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, on second Friday each month,...
The Red Rooster Cafe
For over 30 years, a favorite spot in the heart of historic downtown. They've been making traditional Cornish pasty, figgyhobbin and other Cornish specialties...
Gray Dog Deli
Family owned "Simple, Fresh and Local" deli. Located right in the moddle of Mineral Point's historic district. Coffee, gourmet sandwiches, salads and snacks....
Homestyle Japanese Food. Small, intimate, authentic and delicious!
Top 25 Wisconsin Historical Sites
Things to Do
Here are 25 sturdy links between “then” and “now,” places that are worthy springboards for wonderful history lessons. Many well-preserved and significant...
Wisconsin Outdoor Theater
Laugh, gasp and maybe even shed a tear at one of these Wisconsin theaters under the stars. The state has several top-notch venues that mix in a little Mother...