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Appleton - History Museum At The Castle

330 East College Avenue

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Inside the walls of The History Museum, the past comes alive through the stories, photographs and artifacts of people of the Fox Valley. Our mission is to inspire appreciation for the rich history of the Fox River Valley area communities through the collections, exhibits and education at The History Museum at the Castle. Owned and operated by the Outagamie County Historical Society, The History Museum holds the collections representing the history of the Fox Valley dating back to 1840s.


Melissa Broberg

Monday, April 2, 2018
Very nice afternoon visit. Love the old feeling of the building even down to the floor creeks and the old bathrooms on the lower level. Very interesting display on asylums in Wisconsin. We also enjoyed the homeless in Wisconsin display. We found it very informative. We also really enjoyed the Houdini exhibit, lots of fun interactive things to try out.

Artist JanelRouge

Monday, April 2, 2018
Great exhibits. Love the gift shop... has lots of local made gifts and reasonably priced. I suggest shopping there for holiday and special occasion gifts even if your not visiting the museum. Old Masonic Temple. Houdini DID!

Matt Troge

Monday, March 5, 2018
Needed something to do while my family was in town visiting. Since I'm new to the Appleton area, I thought it would be nice to visit the Houdini museum. The castle-like building was super interesting walking in and the museum itself was upstairs. I wasn't really quite sure what to expect as an adult going to this museum, and I was fairly disappointed because it felt more like a place that you would take your small children to in order to do some small magic tricks and learn a little bit Houdini. I would have liked to see more of a grown up exhibit that went a little bit more in depth on the actual life and career of Houdini. If you're over the age of 10, I wouldn't recommend this place. However, if you're taking kids there, it's a great time and would highly recommend it.

Rebecca Czerkas

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Wonderful exhibits. Hands on exhibits made it super intriguing for the kids as well as the adults. Informative and educational. Highly recommend this museum when visiting Appleton.

Jennie Micke

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
What a great community asset! The exhibits are well done and maintained. The history walks are educational and entertaining and the curators are knowledgeable and approachable.

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