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The History Museum at the Castle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The NFL exhibit was very interesting.

Even for someone not interested in football the history of the NFL was very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
shanandy98
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Houdini

Big magic fan. Houdini the best ever. Could have had better displays of his history and more... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Soberduud1
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Santa Rosa, California
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The History Museum at the Castle presents award-winning local history as well as national exhibits through hands-on experiences that engage people of all ages. We're best known for our exceptional interactive Harry Houdini exhibit that reveals the...more
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330 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5715
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We try to visit the History Museum on each visit to Appleton. Exhibits are always well-reserached and professionally presented. The current featured exhibit is Gridiron Glory, presented by the pro football hall of fame. It is part of the Green Bay Packers' 100-anniversary. We also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even for someone not interested in football the history of the NFL was very interesting and interactive. Nice to see so many men come and look around. I like the black history section and the original section downstairs with the model train.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome place to visit for a couple of hours of fun and learning - the Houdini exhibit was hands on with a lot of information on how he did his escapes and some history - also had a NFL Hall of Fame exhibit which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Caldutti
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Alot to see ,learn and do! You wouldn't expect it from looking at the outside. Fun for whole family! And affordable!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank annmarie k
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Big magic fan. Houdini the best ever. Could have had better displays of his history and more explanations of his fights with psychic mediums. I know the story. Others would have found it interesting. The football side of the museum was very disappointing

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

My husband and I stopped here and it was ok. We didn't have kids with us, and we were in and out within 30 minutes. They charge a lot of money for a not a whole lot to see. The Houdini area was cool but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Looking for rainy day activity to do. Found info online. Took kids. They enjoyed the Houdini exhibits - especially the interactive parts. Kids also enjoyed the area on Toys, Having just recently toured Packer hall of Fame my kids were not too interested in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank D V
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of football memorabilia. Let’s see how Houdini did it and play with old toys. Fun for adults and children. Good times

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pspauly63
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

If you love professional football and appreciate the storied history of the game, then you must check out the Gridiron Glory exhibit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nflladyfan
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I knew nothing about this before entering, so had no real expectations. I suppose for true Houdini fans it would be interesting, but for the rest of us --- don't waste your money.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sammy L
17 January 2016|
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Response from myhistorymuseum | Property representative |
We do have an elevator and we also just installed two new large bathrooms for better accessibility. Looking forward to your visit!
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WonderfulWrld35
1 December 2015|
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Response from myhistorymuseum | Property representative |
We recommend planning an hour and a half to go through everything.
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delmargie
1 June 2015|
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Response from Leslie A | Reviewed this property |
I just visited this November 2017 and it was $8 for an adult, sorry I do not know the price for kids.
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