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The Octagon House, Watertown

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • We were in the area so we decided to visit after hearing about this octagon house for years-----it was a very nice visit and tour--cost was $8 for seniors--a great gal ( Emily ) gave a great 45... 
    We were in the area so we decided to visit after hearing about this octagon house for years-----it was a very nice visit and tour--cost was $8 for seniors--a great gal ( Emily ) gave a great 45...  more »
  • This is a beautiful and structurally interesting house with well kept grounds. The pioneer barn and the first kindergarten buildings are self guided and we enjoyed looking at the displays inside... 
    This is a beautiful and structurally interesting house with well kept grounds. The pioneer barn and the first kindergarten buildings are self guided and we enjoyed looking at the displays inside...  more »
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  • Loved it! Very interesting! Had very informative guide. Took about an hour. Lots of stairs. Pic from top floor down of circular stairs case. Beautiful! Other pic of the outside front of house. Large windows are really French doors. They were taxed by how many windows in the home. This house is mainly French doors. :) Cool idea to get out of paying taxes on the home! :)
  • This is a great place to visit. What an interesting architectural home! The venting achieved by the design of circular staircase in center of home, and windows/french doors across from each other is super!! We need that today in homes! Our tour guide was excellent, working there 25 years she knows the history without script, and gives you details when you ask questions. She even dresses the part in period dress. The grounds are well done and maintained. The barn with it's historical pieces, and the first registered kindergarten adds another level of interest to your visit which you do on your own. Close to the Rock River it is a lovely neighborhood as well. Stop in when you are area, call for times and days available during the rest of 2021 season.

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