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Historic Washington House

1622 Jefferson St, Two Rivers, WI 54241-3017
+1 920-793-2490
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Fascinating museum with bonus ice cream parlour

If you are interested in the history of the place you are visiting then this is a must. Free to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Monilovey
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Wellington, United Kingdom
have to stop here for ice cream!

The Washington House is a museum, but the best part is the recreation of the ice cream parlor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol K
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1622 Jefferson St, Two Rivers, WI 54241-3017
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+1 920-793-2490
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"doll house"
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"worth a stop"
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"enjoyed our visit"
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"upstairs"
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"ballroom"
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"volunteers"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are interested in the history of the place you are visiting then this is a must. Free to enter, the museum has various rooms full of memorabilia, including a bar room with original bar and ceiling as well as a lovely upstairs ballroom...More

Thank Monilovey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Washington House is a museum, but the best part is the recreation of the ice cream parlor deemed to be the home of the ice cream sundae! The ice cream treats are very reasonable and served in old fashioned glass dishes. I had the...More

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Most excellent FREE museum + a great Ice cream shop. Besides the museum down stairs make sure you check out the historical displays on the second floor (I think a lot of the visitors miss the second floor.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Washington house is a must visit place when your in Two Rivers, so much history and a great place for ice cream

Thank Mari G
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in during the Apple festival. Very knowledgeable & helpful docents. Museum includes a variety of household items of yesteryear. A huge doll house was especially interesting. Also enjoyed the beautiful painted murals on ceiling in the ballroom upstairs. Unique stamped copper ceiling in downstairs...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

You just have to see it, go upstairs and see the restored ceiling have an ice cream the volunteers are great afterwards go to Neshotah park and see Lake Michigan

Thank Tad N
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Stumbled upon this while walking around town............Great ice cream and looked like an interesting story about the "first ice cream sundae" .........but unfortunately we arrived as they were closing or had already closed...........the host was kind enough to serve ice cream anyway.............would be better to...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This museum masquerades as an ice cream parlor. Enjoyed both experiences. Lots of artifacts on display.

Thank thorneloe
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We stopped at this place out of interest in the birthplace of the sundae. The museum was a hodgepodge of sometimes bizarre items. Including unopened toys from the 1970's. We thought the sundae stop would be fun but they did barely anything to make this...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I like the " easy to read" signs because they are in larger print and explain a lot of items displayed. We were greeted warmly by 2 ladies on staff. Just had breakfast so we skipped the ice cream this time.

Thank VHS-65
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