Turn your photo into a tintype

H.H. Bennett Studio will reopen for general admission in May 2023. While you wait, transform your favorite photo into a one-of-a-kind work of art with a digital tintype.

Turn your photo into a tintype

H.H. Bennett Studio will reopen for general admission in May 2023. While you wait, transform your favorite photo into a one-of-a-kind work of art with a digital tintype.

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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.

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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 fa

The staff at the H. H. Bennett want to thank everyone who came into the Studio & Museum this season! It was great to see smiling faces and see people enjoy the history of the Dells! The season will end at the end of October, but be back next summer! We hope to see you then! ❤
📷 Steamboat Rock, WHI 7905
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The staff at the H. H. Bennett want to thank everyone who came into the Studio & Museum this season! It was great to see smiling faces and see people enjoy the history of the Dells! The season will end at the end of October, but be back next summer! We hope to see you then! ❤
📷 Steamboat Rock, WHI 7905

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We will see you next season, love his work and love your museum!!!!!

Many of the Bennett photos are no longer visible due to creation of the Kilbourn Dam, but that is not the case for Luncheon Hall. One of our staff members loves this photo because you can go to the spot today! She also enjoys the piece because the two girls are Bennett's youngest daughters in the piece. It is one fantastic photo!
📷 Luncheon Hall, WHI 7329
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Many of the Bennett photos are no longer visible due to creation of the Kilbourn Dam, but that is not the case for Luncheon Hall. One of our staff members loves this photo because you can go to the spot today! She also enjoys the piece because the two girls are Bennetts youngest daughters in the piece. It is one fantastic photo!
📷 Luncheon Hall, WHI 7329

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Thank you for sharing this! I love this picture ❤️. What year is it?

Would love to visit! Where is Luncheon Hall located in the Dells?

Would love to go there!!!!

It’s beautiful

Have you been here Laura Fitzsimmons Reger ?

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Tintype Tuesday! One of the best parts of the Studio Experience is crafting your best look and expression and then see it come to life! wihist.org/3bppwx9
📷 Guest tintype, taken by staff
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Tintype Tuesday! One of the best parts of the Studio Experience is crafting your best look and expression and then see it come to life! https://wihist.org/3bppwx9
📷 Guest tintype, taken by staff