Discover the history of one of Wisconsin's oldest cities while you stroll through its scenic city center.
Visit historic buildings and landmarks while hearing captivating stories of the people who helped shape Mineral Point's rich history. Along the way, engage with local historians as they share tales of major events, the city's development and the evolution of its architecture.
About the Location
Tucked away in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the restoration and preservation efforts of Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum, who saved a significant part of Wisconsin’s past. Their legacy includes the six historic stone and stone-and-log cottages which comprise Pendarvis today, built by Cornish immigrants in the 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom. Nearby Merry Christmas Mine Hill still bears the signs of early mining activity, and a 43-acre restored prairie reveals the unspoiled wilderness found by the first arriving settlers.
Know Before You Go & Accessibility
Tour covers 1.5 miles including some hills. Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Restrooms are only available prior to and after the tour. Guests with additional mobility needs are encouraged to contact Pendarvis directly at 608-264-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mineral Point Walking Tour
Date and Time
Friday Sep 22, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Pendarvis 114 Shake Rag St. Mineral Point, WI 53565
Society members receive a 10% discount.