Sleepy lumber town becomes a national tourist attraction!

Visit the museum and take a self-guided tour that includes landscape photography, late 1800s film equipment and artifacts, and hands-on activities for guests of all ages.

Sleepy lumber town becomes a national tourist attraction!

Visit the museum and take a self-guided tour that includes landscape photography, late 1800s film equipment and artifacts, and hands-on activities for guests of all ages.

Meet the Man Who Made the Dells Famous

H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum explores Wisconsin Dells history and the life of one man who helped transform the city from a small lumber town into a nationally known tourist destination. Step into the 1875 photo studio of Henry Hamilton Bennett and dive into the story behind the Dells. 

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

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Pick up your 2024 Member PastPort and start collecting stamps when you visit H.H.Bennett Studio! Redeem your stamps for discounts or even a free year of membership! Not a member? Join today to get in on the fun.

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Wisconsin Historical Society members receive unlimited free admission to our 11 historic sites and museums, a complimentary annual subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, merchandise discounts and more. Join at the Family level and above for added benefits and discounts at over 1,200 organizations nationwide! 


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Explore the photography studio of pioneer photographer H.H.Bennett... the man who made the Dells!

Today is the 24th Anniversary of the H. H. Bennett Studio & Museum becoming a Wisconsin Historical Society historic site! Here is to 24 years and many more celebrating Wisconsin Dells history!🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

We have an exciting new feature at the H. H. Bennett Studio & Museum! For the summer, guests may enjoy our interactive courtyard display in celebrating Wisconsin Dells history! Thank you to these guests for being some of the first to enjoy the Flying Pyramid! 🎉🌊 ... See MoreSee Less

We have an exciting new feature at the H. H. Bennett Studio & Museum! For the summer, guests may enjoy our interactive courtyard display in celebrating Wisconsin Dells history! Thank you to these guests for being some of the first to enjoy the Flying Pyramid! 🎉🌊

Thank you to all our visitors who came to the Studio our opening weekend! Featured here is our very first guests of the season! These Wisconsin Historical Society members enjoyed Bennett's original studio! Interested in exploring the original Bennett studio? Follow the link to learn more! wihist.org/3NaQSEo ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to all our visitors who came to the Studio our opening weekend! Featured here is our very first guests of the season! These Wisconsin Historical Society members enjoyed Bennetts original studio! Interested in exploring the original Bennett studio? Follow the link to learn more! https://wihist.org/3NaQSEo

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