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Octagon House Museum Tour

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In 1964 the Society acquired Octagon House for use as a museum and a permanent home for SCCHS.

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Please click on "SELECT A DIFFERENT DATE" to pick your date and time Ticket sales end one hour before scheduled tour time. Tours run on the hour, first tour at 11am, last tour begins at 3pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

.The St. Croix County Historical Society (SCCHS) was co-founded by Genevieve Cline Day (1884-1967) and Willis Miller (1918-2008) in 1947. The historical society was first housed in the basement of the Hudson Carnegie Library and in 1964 the Society acquired the Octagon House for use as a museum and a permanent home for SCCHS.

***Unvaccinated visitors and visitors with health concerns please contact us to request a private tour.***

We HIGHLY recommend booking the House tour along with our Garden House Museum!!

Octagon House Museum Tours

The Octagon House was built for Judge John Shaw Moffat and his wife, Nancy Bennet Moffat, New Yorkers who arrived in Hudson in 1854 with their young daughter, Mary. Four generations of the musically inclined Moffat-Hughes family lived in the home over a span of 102 years.

The Octagon House is a fine example of the novel eight-sided dwelling popular in America in the mid-1800s. Such a house was considered conducive to healthy living as light and air could enter from eight directions.

Garden House Museum Tours

The Garden House Museum is filled with historic items providing a visual portrayal of Hudson from the 1850s to the 1950s. Garden House tours are self-guided. Admission is $5 per person. Tours should be reserved in advance with the Octagon House Museum.

The Museum is open for tours Friday, Saturday & Sunday Tours starting at 11am, with the last tour at 3pm (tours start on the hour) from May-October and December (prior to Christmas).

The grounds also include the Carriage House, which houses the Shop at the Carriage House. The Shop at the Carriage house is open during mueum hours, and does not require a tour reservation to visit.

All structures are set amid expansive, beautifully maintained gardens.

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