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Public Tours

Admission Details

All Are Welcome

Octagon House Museum is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from May 5 to October 29 for the Summer 2023 Season.  



$15 - Adult

$12 - Military/Senior/AAA/First Responders/Educators

$10  K-12 Student

Free - Under  

Family of 4 or more - $40


For information on discounts, you can get in touch directly.

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Guided House Tour

1st & 3rd Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the month

Enjoy a guided tour of the Octagon House and then take a step back in time in our self guided History Alcove.

Self Guided Admission

2nd  Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the Month

Walk through the house on your own.  Interpretive signage and artifacts on display with Octagon House Family booklets available to visitors.  Then, take a step back in time in our with a self guided tour of the History Alcove.

Living History Days

4th Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the month

Interact with demonstrators and watch as old-world crafts are created throughout the museum complex.  Then, take a step back in time in our self guided History Alcove

Historic Hudson Pub Crawl

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Private Pub Crawls by appointment

Guided 3 hour walking tour of Historic Hudson downtown bars.  Highlights Hudson's brewing history.

Schedule your private tour of 2-10 people ($35pp)  by calling 715-386-2654 or   

Willow River Cemetery Walk

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Private guided Walk by appointment

Hear stories, rumors and speculations about prominent citizens of Hudson’s past and their lasting legacies, as well as curious anecdotes about the almost completely forgotten.

Schedule your private tour (2-10 people) $25pp by calling 715-386-2654 or 

Farm to Market Tour

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Private guided Tour by appointment

Learn about how the Octagon House property changed over time.  With its origins as a clearing surrounded by trees situation above the St Croix River, then as a self-sustaining homestead, and finally the manicured gardens we enjoy today. Discover when the property changed, by who, and why.

Schedule your private tour by calling 715-386-2654 or 

Exclusive Octagon House Experience

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Private guided Tour by appointment

Embark on an extensive behind-the-scenes experience through the Octagon House museum complex.  With access to spaces normally closed to visitors, this tour brings guests inside the closed doors spaces.  This experience is approximately three hours, visits the museum exhibit, storage, and research spaces.  Refreshments will be served at conclusion.

Schedule your private tour by calling 715-386-2654 or 

History Alcove Museum - Currently Unavailable

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
May through October
Last admission time at 3pm

The History Alcove showcases a vast collection of historic objects that portray our local history.  Display pieces include historic medical instruments, hand tools, cookware, tools and implements, crockery, railroad artifacts, industry and business machines, even a model of the cyclone proof house from the 1893 world fair.  Immerse yourself in Hudson area history from the 1850s to the 1950s.

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