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'H.H. Bennett Studio' Field Trip

H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site

H. H. Bennett Field Trip | Wisconsin Historical Society

While exploring the H.H. Bennett Studio, students will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the evolution of photography.
  • Discover how Henry Hamilton Bennett became one of the world's greatest landscape photographers.
  • Learn how Wisconsin Dells became a vacation destination.
EnlargeExterior of H.H. Bennett Studio.

H.H. Bennett Studio in WI Dells, WI

Located in the middle of downtown Wisconsin Dells, H.H. Bennett Studio is the nation's only restored 1875 photography studio. It offers school groups a unique destination for an educational outing.

Program Details
AttributeDescription
Length 75 minutes
Availability Year-round by reservation
Maximum group size 80
Location H.H. Bennett Studio, 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Lunch Many convenient eating establishments are within easy walking distance. Brown bag lunch facilities are available at the studio.
Grade Level K - 12
Cost $2.50 per student

Free adult admission for every 10 students

$5.50 per each additional adult admission

Reserve Your Field Trip

To reserve a field trip, call 608-253-3523 or email us.

About H.H. Bennett Studio

Photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett moved into the current studio in Wisconsin Dells in 1875. It has been in continuous operation ever since and is believed to be the oldest operating photography studio in the United States. Bennett's family ran the business until 1998 when they donated the property to the Wisconsin Historical Society. The studio houses many of Bennett's original photographs, glass plate negatives, photography inventions, cameras and equipment.

Directions, Transportation, Parking

To get directions, parking maps and more see Location, Directions, Transporation to H.H. Bennett. The bus loading zone is direclty in front of the main entrance. Free on-street parking is available behind the Studio and in city lots.

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