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Admission for Two or Four to The History Museum at the Castle (Up to 53% Off)

Downtown Appleton

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In a Nutshell

Dedicated to the history of Fox Valley since the 1840s, exhibits include everything from classic Fox Valley foods to legacy of Harry Houdini

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.

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  • $7 for admission for two (up to a $15 value)
  • $15 for admission for four (up to a $30 value)

Children ages 5–17, seniors 65 and up, and students with ID all receive discounted admission.

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts. Children five and under are admitted free.

The History Museum at the Castle

Harry Houdini was legendary for his daring escapes, but he's still never escaped the public's imagination. To wit: AKA Houdini, whose artifacts offer a hands-on glimpse into some of his most infamous tricks. Along with the Appleton-raised illusionist, The History Museum at the Castle's award-winning exhibits focus on other notable Fox Valley natives, including Senator Joseph McCarthy. Dating back to the 1840s, the museum's collection of Fox Valley artifacts includes 35,000 photographs and 20,000 pieces, such as parts of a vintage gas station. At an exhibit tracing the origins of the area's most famous foods, such as frozen custard and fish fries, visitors can even spear sturgeons inside a life-size virtual ice shanty.

These pieces of Fox Valley history are housed inside a Masonic temple listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1923, the temple exemplifies the medieval, Norman Revival style with rough-hewn stone, vaulted ceilings, and fire-breathing dragons guarding its entrance. Designed as a community center, the temple continues to serve that function by hosting the museum's year-round events, including papermaking programs and magic workshops.

Customer Reviews

92 Ratings

The food exhibit was interesting esp. For folks from the Fox Valley. The Houdini exhibit was also a leaning experience with hands on for adults and children. I really enjoyed the Appleton made by students and written by them on local history. A huge thanks to the teachers involved.
Deb G. · September 29, 2014
Lots of reading (or as little as you want) but worth the great knowledge you learn about the Fox Valley and the other exibits! Great time!
Kailey H. · September 29, 2014
Take the time to walk around the area. It is a great downtown.
Suzanne M. · September 19, 2014
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