Watertown, Wisconsin: Octagon House

Twice as interesting as a typical four-sided house? Contains many rooms, and is open for tours. Built in 1854.
Address:
919 Charles St., Watertown, WI
Directions:
East side of the city. On the east side of Charles St. at its intersection with Sunset Ave.
Hours:
Open May-Oct. 11-3 (Call to verify)
Phone:
920-261-2796
Admission:
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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