Home arrow Things To Do arrow Historic Attractions arrow Wilson Place Museum and Gift Shop
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.


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)