Watertown, Wisconsin: Octagon House

Twice as interesting as a typical four-sided house? Contains many rooms, and is open for tours. Built in 1854.
919 Charles St., Watertown, WI
East side of the city. On the east side of Charles St. at its intersection with Sunset Ave.
Open May-Oct. 11-3 (Call to verify)
Adults $8.
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Octagon House

A museum "un-popular" with locals who have visited it yearly since kindergarten. Restored and outfitted with period pieces and staffed by local professionals, a neat place for outsiders to visit. Also on the grounds of the Octagon House is the First Kindergarten in the United States. Neat fact: Watertown was once on the shortlist of cities for State Capitol (lost to Madison). After, go to Kraemer's cheese factory and for an olde fashioned Malt at Mullen's.

[Andrew Johnson, 04/20/2016]

Five stories high with 57 rooms, according to its historical marker.

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