Alexander Noble House Museum

Alexander Noble House Museum

Alexander Noble House Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Visit the oldest existing frame home in Fish Creek. Charmingly restored, it contains many of the Noble family’s original furnishings and artifacts. ​ Built in 1875, the Noble House was home to three generations of the Alexander Noble Family. It is an authentic example of Greek Revival farmhouse architecture. Enjoy a tour of the 10-room home and experience a portrayal of domestic life in Door County at the turn of the century. We invite you to visit the Noble House Museum and see the gowns displayed throughout the 1875 Greek Revival Farmhouse. A home cared for by the Gibraltar Historical Association and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our current exhibit is "Reflections of Our Past." Take a step back in time and discover the fascinating history of Fish Creek's first hotels, the pivotal role of water transportation, and the intriguing reasons behind its rise as a popular tourist destination.
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Minnesota traveler55
Minnesota26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Spent about 45 min with two adults and one 13 yr old. Just walked in did not need appt. Hours made available just that day on recording.
Your guide was very accommodating to learning styles.
Written July 27, 2022
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Jim T
Austin, TX1,161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We were the only two on our tour (donation: $5 per) and quite enjoyed it. Our docent knew her stuff, and there are revolving displays. The house itself is not changed much in close to 150 years, and the history of the area is interesting as well. Street parking.
Written October 2, 2021
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We hope you are able to come and visit us again in 2022. A House in Mourning is the theme for a special exhibit of Victorian-era funeral items including an antique pine coffin, a cooling table, antique embalming fluid, a hair wreath, and funeral plaques. In addition, many artifacts depicting Victorian mourning etiquette such as white mourning handkerchiefs etched in black lace, mourning attire, and horse plumes from a carriage hearse, are displayed throughout the house.
Written June 28, 2022
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Ms_H64
Villa Park, IL70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is a really cool, well-preserved 1875 home in the Greek Revival style. There is a lot of interesting local history contained in the museum. We had a good docent and the place was very busy the day we visited because it was raining and people were looking for indoor activities. It was a very reasonable price to tour - $5 donation per person. I personally put this on my "must do" list because I was interested in the layout of the home, which was for the most part as it was built. I am helping advise someone who is rehabbing a similar home and was happy to see where the original walls were located, etc. I would not bring small children to this home or kids who are not interested in history. There were some younger teenagers there while we were visiting and they basically ran through the house in 2 minutes and ran right back out the door because they just weren't interested.
Written July 23, 2021
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We hope you are able to come and visit us again in 2022. A House in Mourning is the theme for a special exhibit of Victorian-era funeral items including an antique pine coffin, a cooling table, antique embalming fluid, a hair wreath, and funeral plaques. In addition, many artifacts depicting Victorian mourning etiquette such as white mourning handkerchiefs etched in black lace, mourning attire, and horse plumes from a carriage hearse, are displayed throughout the house.
Written June 28, 2022
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Daffodil05
United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
What a hidden treasure. I have been to Fish Creek numerous times, but never noticed this place. I stumbled up on it the last time I was up here (July 2021). If you want to know the history of the people and buildings in Fish Creek, here is the place to come. The docent, who walked us through the house, was extremely knowledgeable.
Written July 18, 2021
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We hope you are able to come and visit us again in 2022. A House in Mourning is the theme for a special exhibit of Victorian-era funeral items including an antique pine coffin, a cooling table, antique embalming fluid, a hair wreath, and funeral plaques. In addition, many artifacts depicting Victorian mourning etiquette such as white mourning handkerchiefs etched in black lace, mourning attire, and horse plumes from a carriage hearse, are displayed throughout the house.
Written June 28, 2022
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Gabsnot
Rockford, IL47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Alexanders was suggested by the owners of the B&B I was staying at. I had a great crab cake appetizer on a bed of greens that was more than a full mean of itself.
Written September 26, 2020
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Sandy O
Sauk City, WI1,255 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
This house has interest as a piece of local history. We visited here and they had a display on weddings. Due to this, we didn't get much house history. It would have been nice to be able to tie together a little of both.
Written July 1, 2020
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Thomas W
Sandwich, IL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
The wedding dress exhibit was wonderful and our tour guide was outstanding - she took the time and you can tell she really enjoys what she is doing. We plan on going back.
Written September 28, 2019
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Thank you for sharing your experience, we are so happy to have wonderful docents.
Written October 1, 2019
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Sandy O
Sauk City, WI1,255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This house seems to have a yearly theme, this year being weddings. We didn't know what to expect, and I'm sure my husband was wondering what I had got him into. Our docent told us the background behind many of the wedding traditions and symbols. Dresses from all eras were on display. When the tour was finished, she allowed us to finish looking around on our own. For those with kids, this probably wouldn't be a good place to visit because it is a no-touch museum and the theme wouldn't be of interest. My husband and I found it interesting and would love to stop in again,maybe just to learn the history of the Noble family when it isn't set up as a themed tour.
Written August 23, 2019
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Hi Sandy, We are so glad you enjoyed the visit, next year will be "A Glimpse of the Past" and focus on the beginnings of Fish Creek and the Noble Family. We often have children enjoy the tour, even some adults have trouble not touching things. Thank you for sharing your visit.
Written August 24, 2019
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chiguy48
Chicago61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
One leaves with a better understanding of the area's history and settlers. The home was warmly decorated with a wedding theme. It's all easily understood thanks to a friendly docent. There were only two of us on the tour and we felt as real visitors to the home. One can see it all within a half hour or so.
Written August 6, 2019
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Thank you for visiting the Alexander Noble House, we appreciate your review and hope you will come to visit us next season for "A Glimpse of the Past". More fun history to share about the beginnings of a tourist town and more.
Written August 7, 2019
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suekd2016
Belvidere, IL250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
It was fun to visit the house during the Ghost Trolley tour and get to see some of the old items and hear about the ghost that may still be around. I'd like to go back and see it during the day now!
Written September 27, 2018
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