H.H. Bennett Studio, Wisconsin Dells

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Combining advancements in technology with a love for natural landscapes, photographer H.H. Bennett captured the images that made Wisconsin Dells famous. Bennett captured the heart and soul of areas he photographed, revealing scenic landscapes, bustling urban centers, and people discovering a natural playground. His works have been displayed worldwide including The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Smithsonian Institution, and the Center for Creative Photography.

H.H. Bennett was not only an outstanding landscape photographer, but he was also an inventor, promoter and entrepreneur. Bennett pioneered the "instantaneous shutter" in 1886, photographing his son Ashley's leap to stand rock - now a Dells icon! Today the restored 1875 studio and museum house Bennett’s original homemade cameras, darkroom equipment, glass plate collection, studio props and equipment.

Using the 3D photography method of the stereoview, Bennett took hundreds of stunning 3D photographs that amazed Americans across the country with the beauty of the Dells. Be sure to explore Bennett’s large collection 3D photos in the museums’ special digital imaging exhibit!

Daily Admission for 2017:

$7 Adults

$6 Seniors

$3.50 Kids

Group tours for groups of 10 or more available with advance notice.

A Wisconsin Historic Site owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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  • Very interesting in that it is a history of Wisconsin Dells tourism, as well as being a photography museum. Have visited several times and enjoy it each time. A low-key (not hyper) experience that is ...  more »
  • We had already made plans (and were actually on our way to the Dells) when we saw they had just switched to their fall hours. We called to see if there was anyway we could still come that day. As it w...  more »
  • Our Upper Dells Captain told us to stop here. We spent over an hour. There photo exhibit upstairs (yes elevator) of local photographers was amazing. While my wife and I have different/share tastes, we...  more »
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  • Well done display of the works of Bennett that made the Dells a must see attraction.
  • Amazing museum and shop about H. H. Bennett's work! As a photographer I was pleased by how knowledgeable and helpful the staff were. They helped me look for a specific print from Bennett, and we're able to find it in their electronic archive. Thanks again!
  • The museum is small but filled with priceless artifacts, including a walk through his photo studio. My family learned so much about Mr. Bennett and his impact to society and technology. This is a MUST SEE if you ever visit this city and you are interested in life changing history.
  • Great place to learn about history of The Wisconsin Dells and how a photographer's passion made it such a popular place to visit.
  • Absolute hidden gem. Historic pics of wisconsin dells. Met HH Bennett's great granddaughter. A breath of fresh air from trinket stores in the area.
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