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Enjoy a deeper look behind the scenes of history found through personalized, guided, self-guided, and private tours. 

Tour Menu

  • Octagon House Museum

  • Historic Third Street

  • Willow River Cemetery

  • Birkmose Park

  • Historic Hudson Pub Crawl

Guided History Tours

Personalized Tours

  • Ladies of the Octagon House

  • Men of the Octagon House

  • Octagon Furnishings & Fixtures

  • Hudson History at the Octagon House

Self-Guided Octagon Tours

The Octagon House Museum Tour

Enjoy a leisurely self guided tour through the historic Octagon House where interpreters will greet you with a welcome and overview of the home.  From there, explore unhurried, the timelessness of each room and the many stories within the Octagon House Museum. 

The tour continues with more history pertaining to early Hudson businesses, industry, trades, and homesteading in the History Alcove.  

After, visit the History Shoppe and continue your history immersion throughout the lovely and varied gardens along the property. 

 

Guided tours for individuals with special considerations are available by appointment. 

 

All are welcome!  

Nooks, Crannies, and Cupola! The Exclusive Tour 

This is an Octagon Exclusive! If you love cupboards under the stairs, restricted staircases, summer kitchens and more, this is your tour.

Here we peek into the nooks and crannies of the house, behind closed doors, and up secret staircases. Explore the attic, the basement, and the spaces generally closed to the public. Yes, this tour does extend to the cupola! 

$30 per guest for small groups of 2 to 10 guests.

Guided tour for individuals and special interest groups, reservations required. 

Willow River Cemetery Walk

Cemeteries bear witness to our journeys end. In this fascinating walk, you'll hear the stories and speculations that explore rumors and celebrate some of Hudson's prominent past citizens and their lasting legacies. Enjoy learning other curious anecdotes about a time and period truly worth remembering. 

$35 per guest - $5 donated to Willow River Cemetery  (2-10 people)

Guided tour for individuals and special interest groups, reservations required. 

Farm to Garden Tour

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This is a glorious tour for those with interests in gardening, homesteading, permaculture, local agriculture, and our backyard, Wisconsin heritage. 

With its origins as a clearing enclosed by trees, the house was situated above the St. Croix River. Learn how the property surrounding the Octagon House has changed over the years from a self-sustaining homestead to the lovely, cultivated gardens we now enjoy daily.

 

The property has changed over time, as the landscape of history has as well. Come learn more about this particular homestead and garden journey.

$15 per guest (2-10 people)

Schedule your private tour by calling 715-386-2654

or inquire at:  Info@HudsonOctagonHouse.org

Guided tour for individuals and special interest groups, reservations required. 

Historic Hudson Pub Crawl

This includes a guided 3-hour walking tour of Historic Hudson downtown breweries and bars.  Sample the highlights of Hudson's fascinating brewing history and culture. Cheers!   

 

$50 per guest

Schedule your private tour of 2-10 people

Guided tour for individuals and special interest groups, reservations required. 

Historic Third Street Walking Tour

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Walk down historic 3rd Street in Hudson and experience historically diverse architecture in person. Learn about the homes and the people who built them, along with their contributions to Hudson, the state of Wisconsin, the nation and even the world!

$20 per guest (2-15 people)

Guided tour for individuals and special interest groups, reservations required. 

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