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Ten Chimneys, Genesee Depot

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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  • This beautifully restored home is a delightful glimpse into the lives of actors Lunt and Fontane. Each summer they would leave their theater tour and spend 3 months at this lovely oasis. The restorati...  read more »
  • Took the estate tour which was interesting and enjoyable! The guide was knowledgeable and thorough. I didn't know of Alred Lunt and Lynn Fontane but they have a beautiful estate! It was neat to be abl...  read more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Give yourself at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your tour to have time in the visitors center - lots to see! I recommend the grounds + the home tour. The docen...  read more »
  • A National Historic Landmark, Ten Chimneys is a gem hidden where no one would think to look. Located in Genesee Depot, just south of I-94 and west of Milwaukee, WI, it served as home for Broadway actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt and country retreat for a host of Broadway, Hollywood, and international talent. Anyone interested in theatre will love the estate tour. Our exceptional volunteer docent illuminated decades of history at Ten Chimneys on a two-hour walking tour of the estate. The estate is open to the public seasonally, roughly May-November. The visitor center appears accessible to all ages. If you plan to tour the estate, the staff strongly recommends reservations, considerable walking and stair climbing are involved, and it's not a tour for children under 12. In addition to tours and interpretation, Ten Chimneys Foundation hosts a variety of programs target for theatre students and professionals, and others open to the public.
  • This treasure is hidden away in a rural part of Wisconsin. Local docents provide tours and in the summer, actors and actresses can attend a weeklong workshop with well know celebrities to hone their craft. While visiting stop in to the local bakery or enjoy dinner at one of the few town restaurants.
  • My fiance and I toured here and although I love theater and art, it was fairly boring. The tour guides we on the older side, so it was aimed at an older crowd. It was very informative, but it was pretty expensive. The property is huge, but you only go into the home and studio. I wish we could have gone into other areas on the property.
  • Tour covered a lot of history of past movie stars.
  • My husband bought me tickets to visit Ten Chimneys for Mothers' Day. The whole experience was wonderful and the tour guides were very knowlegable.
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