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Ten Chimneys

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The visitor centre in Lake Geneva said it was worthwhile a visit but possibly ring in advance for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lesley P
South Wales, United Kingdom
Quick trip from Milwaukee for a preserved look of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne's offstage life

Called to make a reservation two days in advance for a Sunday tour and there were three time slots... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christine S
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Ten Chimneys is the estate lovingly created by Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. With no ropes and nothing under glass, guests are treated to a VIP guided tour of a National Historic Landmark replete with original furnishings and...more
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S43 W31575 Depot Rd, Lunt-Fontanne Program Center, Genesee Depot, WI 53127
+1 262-968-4110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor centre in Lake Geneva said it was worthwhile a visit but possibly ring in advance for a tour time, which I did. It was easy to find with the sat nav instructions and a sign at a junction of the road. Your first...More

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called to make a reservation two days in advance for a Sunday tour and there were three time slots available. A quick 30 minute drive from Milwaukee (94 West, 83 South). Lots of restaurants in the Genesee Depot area to eat before/after. Easy to find...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Ten Chimneys is a hidden gem in the heart of Wisconsin. It is a wonderful house and estate frozen in time. The visit was so much more interesting than I thought it was going to be. I knew very little about Lunt and Fontanne before...More

Thank Sendall
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

What a fun and unexpected tour. We were visiting friends, in Hartford, Wisconsin, who suggested this tour. I had heard of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and knew they were actors and A broadway theater is named after them. We had a great guide for...More

Thank LeeMahwah
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We live in the area and always drive by the brown sign that says 10 Chimneys....it’s been on our bucket list. It’s did not disappoint. Our tour group was a little bigger than the normal, 12. We had tour guides that were knowledgeable and funny....More

Thank Sejandmjj
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here during a recent “best of Wisconsin architecture “ visit and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We opted for the 2 hour home/gardens/studio tour. Our tour group was small (6 of us total) and our docent extremely knowledgeable. If you love theater/historical daily life/retro, this...More

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I was in the area with a friend who was attending a conference. I was out driving around and came across this historical site. What a lovely find. The tour begins at the Conference Center across the road. It offered a short film and a...More

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you enjoy history and theatre, there couldn't be a more intriguing place to visit. Everything here is absolutely pristine. A step back in time.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I had wanted to go to Ten Chimneys for years, and with a friend who is an artist, we looked at each other on a Sunday and said, Let's go on Tuesday! And we did. It was a hot July day, but we didn't care....More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to learn more about Ten Chimneys. It is rich in history of the theater world. It would be nice if they aired out the buildings a little bit more. I would definitely recommend a visit to Ten Chimneys!

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3 September 2017|
Response from dmkrusito | Reviewed this property |
Tours are available Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am-2:45pm and Sunday, 12:00pm-2:45pm. Reservations are recommended. 35 $ for full estate tour m, 28 $ for just the house tour. Would recommend the full tour.
25 March 2017|
Response from tenchimneys |
Ten Chimneys 2017 tour season runs May 14th through December 3rd, Tuesdays - Sundays. The Full Estate Tour (2-hour docent-led tour) is $35 per person and the Main House Tour (1.5-hour docent-led tour) is $28 per person.
16 June 2015|
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Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
definitly pay for the full tour, the summer house is worthwhile the extra time.