Octagon House Museum • Hudson Wisconsin

Free Father’s Day Tours for Dad – June 16th

The St. Croix County Historical Society will offer a special Father’s Day tour at the Octagon House Museum, in Hudson, WI, on Sunday, June 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Families are invited to take a guided tour and Dads are admitted free when accompanied by a child of any age. Tours begin on the hour at 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Dad can enjoy the unique eight-sided architecture of the Octagon House and the collection of farming tools, blacksmith equipment, carpentry tools, and much more in the Garden House. After the tour, complimentary refreshments will be served in the anteroom of the Carriage House.

Sunday’s visitors will see this year’s décor theme Prohibition: Temperance or Speakeasy was experienced locally. Prohibition began 100 years ago when the 18th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified January 16, 1919, prohibiting the production, transport, and sale of alcohol.

The Museum Gift Shop is open during regular tour hours with a wide selection of Victorian inspired items for the home and garden, including vintage linens and silver, and a nice selection of books on area history.

Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for students ages 6 to 13 and children 5 and younger are free with an adult. Discounted price of $8 for seniors (65+), AAA, military and groups (10 or more).

Octagon House Museum

The St. Croix County Historical Society maintains the Octagon House Museum complex, which is open for guided tours May through October & December. In addition to the gracious eight-sided house with Victorian era furnishings, the complex includes the Garden House with its 19th century life, domestic arts, carpenter, blacksmith, and general store tableaux; and the Carriage House, which includes the Museum Gift Shop and research center. All structures are set amid expansive, beautifully maintained gardens.

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