Cool off with Summer Saturdays

Get a free water bottle when you visit during our giveaways on June 4, July 2 or August 6.
Visit early – this offer is only valid while supplies last!

Cool off with Summer Saturdays

Get a free water bottle when you visit during our giveaways on June 4, July 2 or August 6.
Visit early – this offer is only valid while supplies last!

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.

Did you know? Our general admission tickets are available online!

Make the leap and plan your trip to Downtown Wisconsin Dells to visit us! Book your admission tickets in advance here: wihist.org/3NaQSEo.

📷: Leaping the Chasm, H.H. Bennett, WHI 2101
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Did you know? Our general admission tickets are available online! 

Make the leap and plan your trip to Downtown Wisconsin Dells to visit us! Book your admission tickets in advance here: https://wihist.org/3NaQSEo. 

📷: Leaping the Chasm, H.H. Bennett, WHI 2101

It's National Camera Day and we have a ton! Come see our cameras, originals used by H.H. Bennett and his family, in person. We're open daily 10 AM - 4 PM. Get your general admission tickets here: wihist.org/3NaQSEo.

📷: Stereograph camera of H.H. Bennett, WHI 8252
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Its National Camera Day and we have a ton! Come see our cameras, originals used by H.H. Bennett and his family, in person. Were open daily 10 AM - 4 PM. Get your general admission tickets here: https://wihist.org/3NaQSEo. 

📷: Stereograph camera of H.H. Bennett, WHI 8252

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You're open again? Last time we visited the store was closed.

You may have heard a thing or two about our TinType Experience before... We've renamed it to The Studio Experience at H.H. Bennett! We hope you come and check out this one of a kind historic photography opportunity.

Purchase your package and upgrades here: wihist.org/3bppwx9

📷: Studio Experience guest and tintype photograph, taken by staff
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You may have heard a thing or two about our TinType Experience before... Weve renamed it to The Studio Experience at H.H. Bennett! We hope you come and check out this one of a kind historic photography opportunity.  

Purchase your package and upgrades here: https://wihist.org/3bppwx9

📷: Studio Experience guest and tintype photograph, taken by staff