Get Your Portrait Struck!

Step back in time and experience this historic photography studio like never before! Have your portrait “struck” using the same wet plate photography method used by H.H. Bennett, in the same studio, over 100 years ago.

Get Your Portrait Struck!

Step back in time and experience this historic photography studio like never before! Have your portrait “struck” using the same wet plate photography method used by H.H. Bennett, in the same studio, over 100 years ago.

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We’ve been named one of U.S. News & World’s Top Things to do in the Wisconsin Dells!

Portrait of H.H. Bennett

Meet the Man Who Made the Dells Famous

Step into the life of the man behind this iconic Wisconsin vacation destination and explore the region’s rich history. Visit the 1875 studio and storefront of Henry Hamilton Bennett, one of Wisconsin’s most famous photographers.

See the stunning landscape photographs that helped attract some of the first tourists to the area. Recreate “The Leap,” as you attempt to jump the same distance seen in one of Bennett’s most iconic photos. You can even get your portrait “struck” on metal in Bennett’s studio, a timeless treasure to remember your visit. Steer a riverboat down the Wisconsin River and explore Wisconsin Dells history, including the history of the Ho-Chunk Nation, the inhabitants since time immemorial of the area where the studio stands. Witness the transformation of the small lumber town of Kilbourn City into the waterpark capital of the world.

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Get Your Portrait Struck!

Step back in time and experience the historic photography studio like never before! Have your portrait “struck” using the same wet plate photography method used by H.H. Bennett, in the same studio, over 100 years ago.

Summer Saturdays

June 4 | July 2 | August 6

Cool off and #ExploreWisconsinHistory with us!

Get a water bottle when you visit H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum on the first Saturday in June, July or August. Free gift can be picked up at the admission counter upon arrival. One gift per household.

Visit early – offer valid while supplies last!

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HH Bennett Studio & Museum

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Explore the photography studio of pioneer photographer H.H. Bennett... the man who made the Dells famous! A Wisconsin Historical Society Site.

Tintype Tuesday! Look at those great portrait expressions, ones that will last a century!
📷 Ambrotype of Guests, done by staff
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Tintype Tuesday! Look at those great portrait expressions, ones that will last a century!
📷 Ambrotype of Guests, done by staff

It is World Architecture Day, appreciating architectural styles from ancient to today. While known for his landscape photography, Bennett took many photos of architecture in the Dells, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis. The photos showcase the beautiful buildings of his time!
📷 Old City Hall, WHI 7471
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It is World Architecture Day, appreciating architectural styles from ancient to today. While known for his landscape photography, Bennett took many photos of architecture in the Dells, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis. The photos showcase the beautiful buildings of his time!
📷 Old City Hall, WHI 7471

Happy National Coffee Day! Everyone at the Museum does enjoy their morning coffee and we have coffee mugs celebrating H.H. Bennett, the Dells, and much more! Enjoy your cup of joe today! ☕️
📷 Coffee Mugs in Store, taken by staff
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Happy National Coffee Day! Everyone at the Museum does enjoy their morning coffee and we have coffee mugs celebrating H.H. Bennett, the Dells, and much more! Enjoy your cup of joe today! ☕️
📷 Coffee Mugs in Store, taken by staff