GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Pendarvis will open for the season on June 2 and planning your visit is easier than ever with advance online ticketing. Browse our upcoming events or get your tickets for general admission today!

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Pendarvis will open for the season on June 2 and planning your visit is easier than ever with advance online ticketing. Browse our upcoming events or get your tickets for general admission today!

In this sepia tinted historic photo Bob & Edgar stand outside of Pendarvis looking casual

Discover Wisconsin’s Cornish
History and the Couple
Who Helped Preserve It

Every building tells a story, and at Pendarvis, there are plenty, each with a unique narrative to tell. Your journey through this picturesque cluster of stone structures not only tells the stories of the people who originally created and inhabited them, but also that of Bob and Edgar who salvaged, restored, and made these buildings shine again.

Tucked away in a valley in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the groundbreaking community of the first Wisconsin “badgers.” As you approach this charming neighborhood, the 19th century will instantly come alive through the quintessential limestone buildings and cozy nooks. Unearth the significant lead and zinc mining heritage of Wisconsin and get a taste of life as a miner in the young Badger State.


Mark Your Calendar

Mineral Point Museum Night

June 16 | 5 – 8 PM

Be a tourist in your own town! Join us this evening for an after-hours tour of Mineral Point’s historic attractions. Iowa County residents get into Pendarvis Historic Site, and other local museums, free of charge.

Summer Saturdays

June 4 | July 2 | August 6

Cool off and #ExploreWisconsinHistory with us!

Get a water bottle when you visit Pendarvis on the first Saturday in June, July or August. Free gift can be picked up at the admission counter upon arrival. One gift per household.

Visit early – offer valid while supplies last!

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Becoming a member is the best way to explore Wisconsin history. Members get free admission to our historic sites and discounts on special events!


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Tucked away in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the 20th century preservation efforts of

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According to the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), it hit 95 degrees yesterday in Mineral Point! Luckily, our stone buildings kept us cool as we prepared to open for the season. Built by Cornish stonemasons in the 1840s, these buildings were modeled after the homes they left behind in Cornwall. The 18 inch thick limestone walls absorb the heat, releasing it slowly, and therefore making it feel as if the air conditioning was on inside.

Join us this year in Mineral Point when we open for the season on June 2!
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1 week ago
According to the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), it hit 95 degrees yesterday in Mineral Point! Luckily, our stone buildings kept us cool as we prepared to open for the season. Built by Cornish stonemasons in the 1840s, these buildings were modeled after the homes they left behind in Cornwall. The 18 inch thick limestone walls absorb the heat, releasing it slowly, and therefore making it feel as if the air conditioning was on inside. 

Join us this year in Mineral Point when we open for the season on June 2!

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Good grief! We’re visiting Florida and it’s in the high 70’s!

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Pendarvis opens for the 2022 season on Thursday, June 2! We will be open Thursdays - Sundays from 10am - 4pm through Sunday, October 23. Tour times each open day are 10:30am, noon, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm.

New this year: Pre-book your tickets online! Choose the date and time of your visit before you arrive: pendarvis.wisconsinhistory.org/

📸: Pendarvis and Trelawny houses
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2 weeks ago
Pendarvis opens for the 2022 season on Thursday, June 2! We will be open Thursdays - Sundays from 10am - 4pm through Sunday, October 23. Tour times each open day are 10:30am, noon, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm.

New this year: Pre-book your tickets online! Choose the date and time of your visit before you arrive: https://pendarvis.wisconsinhistory.org/ 

📸: Pendarvis and Trelawny houses