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H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum

the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous

the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous

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215 BroadwayWisconsin Dells 53965
(608) 253-3523
Thursday - Sunday
10 AM - 4 PM
(608) 253-3523
(608) 253-3523
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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!

Begin your journey into the story of H.H. Bennett, the Civil War soldier turned photographer who made the Dells famous. Enjoy interactive exhibits. Step back in time in Bennett’s historic photography studio and sit where families had their portraits stuck in the 1800s. See the famous photographer’s darkroom and visit his original store. Take a Bennett print home with you as you shop through our beautifully renovated museum store.

Visit this hidden gem of the Dells and see where the tourism of this area began!

Classic Experience

In 1875, H.H. Bennett opened a photography studio in Wisconsin Dells which still stands today. A Civil War veteran, Bennett returned in 1864 and, intrigued by the beauty of the area, used his photography to document the beginnings of tourism in Wisconsin Dells. Bennett was a pioneer photographer and is known as the "man who made the Dells famous!" The stunning beauty of his photographs drew visitors to the Dells of the Wisconsin River. His artistry and innovations put him ahead of many of his contemporaries. Without H.H. Bennett and his photography, Wisconsin Dells many not be what it is today.

Convention Overview

H.H. Bennett, landscape photographer, inventor & promoter was "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous." Tour Bennett's 1875 photography studio; explore 6,000 ft of interactive exhibits. Experience the 3-D effect of Bennett's stereo photographs using handheld 19th-century stereoscope and 21st-century high-resolution computer monitors. Learn how Bennett brought visitors to Kilbourn (now Wisconsin Dells). See how tourism grew in the Dells. Unique gift shop with handmade Bennett prints. A great family experience! Located in the center of downtown Dells.

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