The Hixon House is a beautiful look back in time at an authentic Victorian home. Begun in 1859 by lumber baron Gideon Hixon, this Italianate house features beautiful woodwork and lavish interior decoration. His wife, Ellen, decorated the Hixon House in the Aesthetic fashion, and it has been preserved much as it was after its last remodeling and redecoration around 1900. The Hixon House has approximately 90% of its original furnishings, making it unusual among historic houses. It is a National Historic Landmark. Phase One of the restoration was finished in 2005.
We suggest that you allow about an hour for your visit, as the tour takes approximately 45 minutes. To purchase tickets and to begin your tour, please go to the Wash House (yellow outbuilding behind house). Please note that as a historic building, the Hixon House itself is not wheelchair accessible. There are four steps with handrails to get to the first floor.
Memorial Day--Labor Day
Daily except Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Seniors (55 and older): $7.00
Children (12 and under): $4.00
Group tours available April through December. For information, call 608-782-1980.
Corner of 7th and Badger Streets in La Crosse.