WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Step back in time and explore historic photography

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Tintypes

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. Learn about this type of photography all while the authentic historic lens captures your one-of-a-kind image that will last a lifetime.

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Two guests experiencing the HH Bennet TinType Experience, one of the two options of experiencing this historic photography.

Closed for the Season

H.H. Bennett Studio is closed for general admission this season. Thank you to our members and guests for your support during the 2021 season. We look forward to welcoming you back in May for the 2022 season. In the meantime, continue exploring Wisconsin history year-round at Wade House, the Wisconsin Historical Museum and through other Historical Society Events.

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Portrait of H.H. Bennett

The Wisconsin Dells has been a destination for tourists from around the world for decades. Explore the photography studio and museum of the man who helped make the Dells famous. H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum documents the history of the Wisconsin Dells and the life of H.H. Bennett whose stunning landscape photographs helped showcase the beauty of the Wisconsin Dells and the Driftless Area, attracting some of the first tourists.

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Join us for programs and events

The Wisconsin Historical Society and its historic sites and museums host programs and events for all year long. From fun family adventures, interactive workshops, young adult mixers, and book talks, there’s always something new to explore virtually and in person across the state.

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Leap Back in Time

Civil War soldier. Inventor. Acclaimed Photographer. Make the leap and visit the museum and studio of H.H. Bennett, the man who made the Dells famous!
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"A gem hidden in plain site."

TRIPADVISOR REVIEW

CALENDAR

Use our online calendar to see all the exciting events, activities, and programs happening at H.H. Bennett Studio.
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DAILY EXPERIENCE


BENNETT’S PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Look through a historic camera to see how the Bennett family photographed portraits.
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HISTORIC STORE FRONT

Step back to 1875 and experience where H. H. Bennett and his family ran their photography business and sold various merchandise.
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SPECIAL EXHIBITION

“George H. Houghton: Civil War Cameraman Exhibition” will showcase many of Houghton’s Civil War Images while delving deep into what photography and a soldier’s life was like during that time period.
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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Begin planning your trip today! Tickets, Hours, Directions and more.
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a digital flyer that reads "20,000 the amount of stereoview photos bennett claimed to have sold by 1874
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