WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A Destination of Preservation

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Pendarvis

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Tucked away in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the 20th century preservation efforts of business and life partners Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum, and the movement they started. Explore their famous restaurant and discover how they saved a significant part of Wisconsin history.
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DAILY EXPERIENCE


PENDARVIS HOUSE

Explore the restored Pendarvis House Restaurant that was once named as a top seven restaurant in the country by the Saturday Evening Post and featured in Gourmet, Life, and National Geographic magazines
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MINE HILL TRAILS & PRAIRIE

Hike the 43 acre Merry Christmas Mine Hill Trails & Prairie to see remnants of lead and zinc mining and one of the largest restored prairies in southwestern Wisconsin.

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ABOUT US

Learn how Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum saved a significant part of Wisconsin history.
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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Begin planning your trip today! Tickets, Hours, Directions and more.
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EVENT CALENDAR

Use our online calendar to see all the exciting events, activities, and programs happening at Pendarvis.

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Wicker baskets in the Pendarvis store

"The place is not unlike an old document, possessing a philosophy and a feeling of the past."

ROBERT NEAL (WISCONSIN MAGAZINE OF HISTORY, 1946)