Two Rivers, Wisconsin: Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae

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Washington House Museum

Address:
1622 Jefferson St., Two Rivers, WI
Directions:
Washington House Museum. On the west side of Jefferson St. just north of 16th St.
Phone:
920-793-2490
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Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae

Two Rivers promotes itself as the first place where someone poured chocolate sauce on a dish of ice cream.

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Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae

They seem to only be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4 during summer of 2020.

[Andrea, 07/05/2020]

Historic Washington House.

Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae

A neat historical museum [Historic Washington House] with an ice cream parlor inside. I expected to spend about 20 minutes, but stayed for nearly two hours. It seems to focus on artifacts collected from the first half of the 20th century. There's even a fully functioning ballroom, from the Big Band era, on the top floor.

[Jon Morgan, 10/10/2015]

The museum has a working ice cream parlor, which is something that you won't find in most historical museums, but it makes sense in the Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae.


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