The History Museum at the Castle, Appleton

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The History Museum at the Castle is a local history museum located in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin across College Avenue from Lawrence University. Owned and operated by the Outagamie County Historical Society (OCHS), the museum has previously operated under the names The Outagamie Museum and The Houdini Historic Center. The building was earlier known as Masonic Temple. In 2018 the museum was a recipient of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor given to a museum or library in the United States.
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  • There are 2 floors and the upper floor is dedicated to Houdini and history of toys. There is some hands on activities in the Houdini section and sanitizer bottles are available. The way Houdini died.....  more
    There are 2 floors and the upper floor is dedicated to Houdini and history of toys. There is some hands on activities in the Houdini section and sanitizer bottles are available. The way Houdini died.....  more »
  • The building itself was pretty neat but the exhibits were the main attraction. The ABC's of the Fox River area was very informative and at a level for all to understand. I have lived on the... 
    The building itself was pretty neat but the exhibits were the main attraction. The ABC's of the Fox River area was very informative and at a level for all to understand. I have lived on the...  more »
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  • Only got to see the outside since it's only open on weekends. I only there during the week
  • Very nice, small museum. Geared towards the younger visitors, but fun and informative for adults. Nice Harry Houdini exhibition.

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