Octagon House Museum • Hudson Wisconsin

Victorian Light Up Night

The St. Croix County Historical Society will present the annual Victorian Light Up Night on Friday, December 4th from 6 – 8 pm. Due to Covid will be changing the format this year. Visitors will enjoy private 20 minute tour through the Octagon House Museum as it it lit up for the Christmas Holiday! There is a limit of up to 10 people for each group.

There will be live music in the parlor. Refreshments will be served in the Carriage House for tour goers and the Museum Gift Shop will be open for Christmas shopping.

Advance registration is required. Admission is $10 per person and is non refundable, but can be used at a later date.
Make your reservations at octagon@stcroixcountyhistory.org or 715-386-2654.

The Octagon House at 1004 3rd Street was built in 1855 for the John Shaw Moffat family. Mr. Moffat was a lawyer and Judge in St. Croix County. Four generations of the Moffat-Hughes family lived in the house before it was turned into a museum in 1964. During this special evening tour guests can see the Octagon House in all of its holiday splendor by the glow of lamplight just like the Moffats did.

Octagon House Museum

The St. Croix County Historical Society maintains the Octagon House Museum complex, which is open for guided tours May through October & December. In addition to the gracious eight-sided house with Victorian era furnishings, the complex includes the Garden House with its 19th century life, domestic arts, carpenter, blacksmith, and general store tableaux; and the Carriage House, which includes the Museum Gift Shop and research center. All structures are set amid expansive, beautifully maintained gardens.

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