H.H. Bennett Studio is a historic attraction where visitors can explore the history of the Wisconsin Dells area in a building that once served as the studio of renowned landscape photographer H.H. Bennett. Find out more below about H.H. Bennett Studio and why you may just want to pay this Wisconsin Dells point of interest a visit during your time in Wisconsin Dells!

The History of Wisconsin Dells in the H.H. Bennett Studio of One of Its Most Notable Residents

H.H. Bennett Studio is a historic photography studio that was once operated by famous photographer and local resident H.H. Bennett, who first purchased the studio in 1875—10 years after beginning his career and purchasing his 1st photography studio—to display his photography of the Dells, which achieved him much fame. Bennett was also famous for the invention of the stop-action camera shutter, as well as making stereoscopic, 3D images of the Dells viewed through special view finders.

Bennett’s photographs of the Dells caused a surge in tourism in the area, with images of Wisconsin Dells and its iconic Dells emblazoned upon postcards and portraits throughout the country. Because of the success of his photographs, Bennett was able to purchase the studio that stands today, which he also operated as a souvenir and gift shop and an information center.

After his death in 1908, Bennett’s studio passed down through succeeding generations of his family, who continued to operate the studio until 1998, at which time it was donated and turned into a museum.

Admission to the H.H. Bennett Studio is $5.00 for children ages 5 – 12 years, $10.00 for adults ages 13 – 64 years, and $8.00 for students with IDs and seniors ages 65 years or older. Children under the age of 5 years are admitted for free.

The museum has varying hours depending on the season. Spring and fall hours are from 10:00am – 4:00pm, summer hours are from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and the museum is closed to the public for winter from late October until spring, with the exception of pre-booked groups and appointments.

The H.H. Bennett Studio is located in downtown Wisconsin Dells at 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. Learn more about this Wisconsin Dells point of interest by calling (608) 253-3523 or emailing hhbennett@wisconsinhistory.org.

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