Museums and Historical Sites of the Fox Cities

Explore the history of the Paper Valley and discover the inventions, events and figures who have placed the Fox Cities on the map throughout the years

The Fox Cities have been a part of the Paper Valley, an industrial powerhouse in the production of paper goods since the 1860s. From having the first house in the world to be illuminated with electricity (Hearthstone Historic House) to being the home town of great magician and showman (Harry Houdini), the greater Appleton area is host to an assortment of historic people, places, and events. Listed below are a few places where you can learn more about the Fox Cities:

Operating Year Round:

The Trout Museum of Art

History Museum at the Castle

Menasha Historical Society

Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Building for Kids Children's Museum

Barlow Planetarium

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Weis Earth Science Museum

Atlas Science Center

Seasonal Operation:

Doty Cabin

Grignon Mansion

Little Chute Windmill

For a complete list of museums and historical sites in the Fox Cities click here.

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