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Wilson Place Museum and Gift Shop

Wilson Place Museum and Gift Shop in Menomonie, WI

Tour guides share 130 years of changing tastes and lifestyles of a Midwestern lumber baron family. The Victorian elegance of a lumbeer baron legacy 1846-1974. Three generations of family history and its original family furnishings including crystal, china, furniture, silver fabrics and clothing. Founders of Menomonie, University of Wisconsin-Stout, and Knapp, Stout & Co. lumber company built and rebuilt the Wilson Place throughout its tenure.

The home and a majority of its contents were acquired by a local family in 1974, who opened the home as a museum to preserve its unique heritage, focusing on the high Victorian period of the Wilson family's greatest affluence. They extensively remodeled & expended the home into a Queen Anne style mansion including 17 fireplaces, a third floor ballroom and a carved mahogany staircase.

Special events include a lavish Victorian Christmas or Angelinas wedding (exhibition of antique wedding dresses). A gift shop carries quality Victorian reproductions, 42 themed Christmas trees during the holidays and a unique variety of unusual gifts from around the world and hand-crafted items by local artists.

Location:

Wilson Place Museum and Gift Shop
101 Wilson Circle
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751

Entry fees:

  • $5.00 adults,

  •  $3.50 students

  •  $2.00 for children 12 and under

Contact Info:

Wilson Place Museum and Gift Shop
Phone: 715-235-2283
Website: http://www.discover-net.net/~dchs/history/exwp.html (For Contact and Tour Guide)