IndividuaL family
small group tours



Thursday - Saturday
10 am - 3:30 pm

1 pm - 3:30 pm



Join us for a guided tour through Hearthstone followed by a chance to explore our educational exhibits.  All individual, family, and small group tours (for up to ten individuals) are guided by trained docents who relate the story of our house and its unique place in history, its architecture and decor, and of the families who built Hearthstone and who lived here for over 100 years.  These stories vividly illustrate Hearthstone's place in the world as the first residence to be electrified using a central hydroelectric power station, Victorian life, the Gilded Age, and the rise and fall of family fortunes.

Each of our tours includes our special exhibits and educational exhibits dedicated to Edison, his inventive legacy, electricity, and the history of hydroelectricity at Hearthstone.

Tours typically start upon arrival though at busy time guests may need to wait for a few minutes for the next available docent.  Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash, credit or debit card).  Tickets may also be purchased in advance by clicking the Buy Tickets Here button below.

Please note:  Because of the historic nature of Hearthstone, stairs are the only means of access to the second floor.  The first floor and lower level are wheel chair accessible via an electric lift.

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