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Hixon House

429 7th St N, La Crosse, WI 54601-3301
+1 608-782-1980
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A treasure from another life......................

I actually grew up across from the Hixon House. It is always a pleasure for me to return each year... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Susan S
La Crosse, Wisconsin
An interesting house and nice tour

A beautiful home and very conversant docents that tour you through the home. Some unique... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
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Historic Hixon House is a gem in downtown La Crosse. The original home began construction in 1858. Tour the home and hear of the Hixon family, their contributions to La Crosse, and their efforts to build this beautiful home. Hixon House is open seasonally- Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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429 7th St N, La Crosse, WI 54601-3301
+1 608-782-1980
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I actually grew up across from the Hixon House. It is always a pleasure for me to return each year for their ice cream social and the opportunity to tour the house again. The decor is very interesting from a design standpoint and the restoration...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A beautiful home and very conversant docents that tour you through the home. Some unique furnishings make this different from any historic home tour. The home is very well preserved. If you are mobility impaired, then you will not be able to view the upstairs...More

Thank finegael
Reviewed 20 August 2017

With 90% of the original occupants' belongings, this is a wonderful view of life in Victorian times. One of the few Turkish Nooks remaining in the U.S. is a special treat.

Thank jwyblf
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I love looking at old homes and this home offers people interested in history and preservation an excellent example of a well-preserved home that is fully furnished with original items and decor. Guided tours are available and it is open only during the Memorial Day-Labor...More

2  Thank TLeonardJapan
Reviewed 15 September 2016

what a BEAUTIFUL home. We fell in love !! The history of this house and all the originals in it. From the floor to ceiling and everything in between. Only wish the tour could of lasted longer.

Thank IdoLoveMexico
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is an old home belonging to a late local businessman. Being a lumber baron, the woodwork inside was excellent. The turkish nook was great fun to see along with ornate rugs and decor from the Middle East. I wished the docent would have asked...More

2  Thank LindaK56
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Hixon House is unique in that it has survived through the years largely intact, including furnishings and wall coverings. Much of the interior restoration work has involved cleaning what's there rather than tearing out and replacing interior feature with period replicas. There are also a...More

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Historic home from a 1800's lumber Barron. Allow 1.5 - 2.0 hours for the tour. Lots of original furnishings. Guide also explains, in great detail, the restoration

Thank John R
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We had a knowledgeable, fun docent that answered our many questions. Because we only had 5 on our tour (one other couple we didn't know, my husband, 13 year old son, and me), we were able to ask a lot of questions and take a...More

Thank kntheboys
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Amazing that this beautiful Victorian house is filled with nearly all of the original furnishings, making it stand out from many other historical homes.

Thank ZimboSD
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