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Pendarvis, Mineral Point

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Pendarvis is a historic site located in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States. The site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is made up of several 19th century cabins built by Cornish immigrants who came to Mineral Point to mine lead. Today the site is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society and serves as a museum of Wisconsin's early lead mining history. Programs at the site also interpret the groundbreaking preservation work by Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum, begun during the Great Depression.
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  • We had a great time walking and viewing this wonder.. Took so many pictures and so intriguing.. Lot's of fun..  more »
  • Visited today very interesting our guide was very informative and very nice. A good place to visit. Everyone was helpful very good place to learn about the miners who mined this area.  more »
  • I really enjoyed taking my children on this tour. Finding historical spots in the area close to home is great. History is a great way to fill our children with proper knowledge especially when it creates more questions on the how's and whys of things
  • Nice exhibit and tour guide. Would have been better if they talked more about the early history of mineral point.

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