Special Event

Fireside Christmas

Saturday, December 1, 2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Pendarvis House decorated for the holidays


Experience an old-fashioned Christmas at Pendarvis! Hear stories about the first holiday seasons at Pendarvis as you sit by the fire and sample the restaurant’s famous saffron cake with a cup of tea. A 45 minute guided tour will take you to the Pendarvis House to learn about the famous restaurant’s holiday mail-order business, see artifacts normally not on display, and enjoy a tasty holiday treat. 

Tickets $9/person available online and by calling 608-987-2122. Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. Stop by the museum store from 9:30 – 2:30 to find unique Wisconsin-themed gifts!

Make it a special getaway to Mineral Point to wander the garland-lined streets for It’s a Wonderful Weekend and Candlelight Shopping in one of the most historic towns in Wisconsin. 
Photo: Mineral Point Library Archives 



Pendarvis, 114 Shake Rag St
Mineral Point, WI 53565-1063

Location Information

Tucked away in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the restoration and preservation efforts of Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum, who saved a significant part of Wisconsin’s past. Their legacy includes the six historic stone and stone-and-log cottages which comprise Pendarvis today, built by Cornish immigrants in the 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom. Nearby Merry Christmas Mine Hill still bears the signs of early mining activity, and a 43-acre restored prairie reveals the unspoiled wilderness found by the first arriving settlers.

Accessibility Information

Partially handicapped accessible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring a wheelchair for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.