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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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.

In the 19th century relaxation took many forms, but one of them would be taking a boat ride on the Dell Queen to take in the sights. While the boats have changed now, the relaxation of a boat trip is still a Dells staple! Happy Relaxation Day!
📷 "Dell Queen" Entering the Narrows, WHI 3544
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In the 19th century relaxation took many forms, but one of them would be taking a boat ride on the Dell Queen to take in the sights. While the boats have changed now, the relaxation of a boat trip is still a Dells staple! Happy Relaxation Day!
📷 Dell Queen Entering the Narrows, WHI 3544

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Only 3 more days to secure your spot for the Spring Grove Cemetery Walking Tour! The next tour is August 17th! Learn more about the tour and booking tickets here: fb.me/e/oGkBavLv7 ... See MoreSee Less

Only 3 more days to secure your spot for the Spring Grove Cemetery Walking Tour! The next tour is August 17th! Learn more about the tour and booking tickets here: https://fb.me/e/oGkBavLv7

I spy....a signature? This photo is from an original glass window inside the Bennett Studio. If you look closely you see that Ms. Hattie Bennett scratched her name in while likely bored at work one day. Book your visit to see one of the best of the museum's hidden treasures today! 🖊 wihist.org/3NaQSEo
📷 Hattie Bennett's Signature on Studio Window, taken by staff.
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I spy....a signature? This photo is from an original glass window inside the Bennett Studio. If you look closely you see that Ms. Hattie Bennett scratched her name in while likely bored at work one day. Book your visit to see one of the best of the museums hidden treasures today! 🖊 https://wihist.org/3NaQSEo
📷 Hattie Bennetts Signature on Studio Window, taken by staff.