Hixon House

The Hixon House (1859), listed on the National Register of Historic Places is owned by the La Crosse Historical Society. This Italianate-style residence built for lumber baron Gideon Hixon, offers visitors an authentic glimpse into the Victorian lifestyle. The house contains one of the few remaining "Turkish Nooks" in the country, a space designed to evoke an oriental atmosphere. Beautiful woodwork, original furnishings and charming gardens make the tour a truly enjoyable experience for young and old a like.

Hours of Operation

Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-2pm (last tour leaves at 2pm).


I-90 Exit #3 Hwy 53 South, becomes Rose St. Follow into downtown La Crosse. Left on La Crosse St, Rt on 7th St.

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes