The Octagon House Museum at 1004 Third Street in Hudson will open for the spring tour season on Saturday, May 6th. The Museum will be open on the weekends in May for walk-in tours, with tours beginning on the hour.
Each year a new theme is selected to feature different aspects of the historical society’s collections and to highlight various parts of our history. World War I: Hudson on the Homefront is the 2017 theme. This theme seeks to show the realities of life in small town America during the upheaval and uncertainty of the First World War. This theme is particularly apt because April 6th of this year marks the 100 year anniversary of the United States’ declaration of war on Germany and U.S. involvement in the conflict.
New this year, the museum will open early for special group tours throughout the month of April and will also be open for group tours on weekdays in May. This allows for more availability for group and school torus in April and May. Special private tours for groups of 10 or more people are available by reservation. Please call 715-386-2654 to reserve your group tour.
In May, the Museum will open for its regular walk-in tours on the weekends only. The regular Summer tour schedule will begin June 1st with tours offered Wednesdays through Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m and open early on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Guided tours of the museum complex are about 45 minutes long. Tours begin on the hour at: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. (on Saturdays), and 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. (Wednesdays – Sundays).
For questions, or to make a group reservation, please call 715-386-2654.