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

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.

It is National Son and Daughter Day, celebrating children around the world. H. H. Bennett had five children. The children were often were featured in his photography and assisted in his studio. His children from his first marriage are seen below, his son, Ashley, and daughters, Hattie, and Nellie.
📷 H. H. Bennett and His Children, WHI 68922
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It is National Son and Daughter Day, celebrating children around the world. H. H. Bennett had five children. The children were often were featured in his photography and assisted in his studio. His children from his first marriage are seen below, his son, Ashley, and daughters, Hattie, and Nellie.
📷 H. H. Bennett and His Children, WHI 68922

If you are nearby Stonefield this coming Saturday, Site Director Dave Rambow will be there teaching about wet plate photography. This technique is what the H. H. Bennett Studio and Museum prides itself upon. To learn more check out Stonefield's post below!Join HH Bennett Studio & Museum director Dave Rambow this Saturday in the Stonefield Village to learn about historic wet plate photography! Dave is one of only a few people in the United States who regularly use the authentic "wet plate" photographic technique to produce fine art ambrotypes and tintypes. Dave's work has been seen in several movies, including "True Grit" and "A Million Ways to Die in the West." He will be joined by family folk duo "Snow on the Mountain," and hat maker Simone Mauser. ... See MoreSee Less

If you are nearby Stonefield this coming Saturday, Site Director Dave Rambow will be there teaching about wet plate photography. This technique is what the H. H. Bennett Studio and Museum prides itself upon. To learn more check out Stonefields post below!

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We had so much fun with Dave doing our picture and learning all the amazing history and he even answered all my weird crazy questions!

An outstanding historical photographer. Great picture Dave. I love the candle lantern in the background.

Dave's a good guy.

We welcome reenactors of any era to have their tintypes done at the Studio! It is always interesting to see how historic they look. Learn more about the Studio Experience here: wihist.org/3bppwx9
📷 Guests with tintype, taken by staff
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We welcome reenactors of any era to have their tintypes done at the Studio! It is always interesting to see how historic they look. Learn more about the Studio Experience here: https://wihist.org/3bppwx9
📷 Guests with tintype, taken by staff

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They look historical to me!